We drive economic growth and job creation for all Australians.
Who we are
The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA) is Australia’s radioactive waste management organisation.
The Agency is responsible for whole-of-government coordination of civil space matters.
The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office is the Australian Government's central coordination point to help grow Australia's critical minerals sector.
The National Measurement Institute is responsible for maintaining Australia’s units and standards of measurement.
The Anti-Dumping Commission helps Australian industry by managing Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system.
The Anti-Dumping Commission supports practitioners and users of Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system.
The Anti-Dumping Review Panel reviews, upon application, certain decisions made by the Minister or by the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission.
The Australian SKA Office coordinates the government’s national and international involvement in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.
The Northern Australia Indigenous Reference Group advises the government on Indigenous economic advancement.
We host the Office of Industry Innovation and Science Australia which supports the independent board for Innovation and Science Australia.
The Office of Northern Australia leads northern Australia agenda initiatives and policy.
Led by the department’s Chief Economist, Russell Campbell, we provide objective economic analysis to inform policy development.
The Office of the Chief Scientist provides independent advice to the government on matters relating to science, technology and innovation.
Led by Dr Alan Finkel, we support Australia’s climate change and emission reduction strategies across government and internationally.
Our organisational chart shows the internal structure of our department, our senior executives as well as the other agencies in our portfolio.
Meet the members of our Executive team.
View the Ministers and Assistant Ministers.
We work closely with specialised agencies and entities within our portfolio.
Our Counsellors strengthen our overseas networks and promote Australia’s capabilities in the industry, resources, innovation, science and research sectors.
Who we work with
The Australia-New Zealand SKA Coordination Committee (ANZSCC) Science Advisory Committee (SAC) supports the delivery of Square Kilometre Array project.
The Australia-New Zealand SKA Coordination Committee (ANZSCC) supports Australia’s involvement in the global Square Kilometre Array project.
The Australian Space Agency Advisory Board is non-statutory, independent and skills-based. Meet our board members.
The COAG Industry and Skills Council focuses on major policy reforms that require Commonwealth-State collaboration
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee assess compliance with the Offsets Integrity Standards to ensure the integrity of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
The Fuel Standards Consultative Committee works with the Minister to ensure that Australia has a robust fuel standards framework.
The Independent Scientific Committee on Wind Turbines monitors and considers the science on the potential impacts of sound from wind turbines.
The Australian Government is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Steering Committee oversees implementation of Australia’s National Blockchain Roadmap.
The National Climate Science Advisory Committee (NCSAC) provides strategic direction for Australian climate science research.
Our department is facilitating a co-design process to develop roadmaps against each of the National Manufacturing Priorities.
Community consultation is an important part of establishing the National Radioactive Waste Facility. Independent consultative committees advise on their respective communities.
The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce facilitated the site selection process for a new radioactive waste management facility.
The Resources Policy Group (RPG) is responsible for identifying and developing responses to key issues affecting Australia’s onshore resources sector.
The Space Industry Leaders Forum keeps the Australian Space Agency informed on relevant issues and ensures coordination with the civil space sector.
The Upstream Petroleum Resources Working Group progresses the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council upstream oil and gas reform agenda.
The Uranium Council supports the sustainable development of Australia’s uranium industry.
Our Online Presence
We consult with the public and stakeholders on initiatives and policy.
You can subscribe to updates from our department and stay up to date on key topics via email.
We use social media to share the latest information on our programs and services, and to enable two-way conversations and feedback.
We have a number of websites for targeted services and portfolios.
Reporting and Accountability
Our annual report gives a thorough list of our activities in the last financial year and analysis of our financial performance.
The Assurance and Audit Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the appropriateness of our department's accountability and control framework.
Our most recent portfolio budget information as well as previous financial years.
Australian Government agencies conducting information and advertising campaigns must comply with all relevant policies and processes.
The indexed list of departmental and agency files provided in response to the Continuing Order of the Senate.
Our Corporate plan explains the department’s responsibilities and the strategies we use to meet them.
The Australian Government’s Deregulation Agenda removes inefficient or ineffective regulation. We report against the Deregulation Agenda and the Regulator Performance Framework.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) gives you the right to request access to certain documents held by our department.
We register and publish accepted gifts and benefits as part of our financial reporting requirements.
All government entities must report on every grant they administer.
We must publish a range of information on our website under our Information Publication Scheme.
The Senate Order for Entity Contracts requires each entity to list all contracts valued at $100,000 or more on their website.
We publish all Privacy Impact Assessments conducted for projects that are likely to impact on the privacy of individuals.
Public officials can use the Public interest disclosure scheme to report suspected wrongdoing in the Australian public sector.
The Senate Order 15 requires departments and agencies publish portfolio appointments and vacancies.