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We drive economic growth and job creation for all Australians.


Our department’s COVID-19 response

We’re working hard to support government, industry and the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Work with us

As an employer of choice, we value our employees. Find out about our department’s workplace culture, job vacancies and opportunities to work with us.

Who we are

About the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency

The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA) is Australia’s radioactive waste management organisation.

About the Australian Space Agency

The Agency is responsible for whole-of-government coordination of civil space matters.

About the Critical Minerals Facilitation Office

The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office is the Australian Government's central coordination point to help grow Australia's critical minerals sector.

About the National Measurement Institute

The National Measurement Institute is responsible for maintaining Australia’s units and standards of measurement.

Anti-Dumping Commission

The Anti-Dumping Commission helps Australian industry by managing Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system.

Anti-Dumping Commission: Client support and implementation service charter

The Anti-Dumping Commission supports practitioners and users of Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system.

Anti-Dumping Review Panel

The Anti-Dumping Review Panel reviews, upon application, certain decisions made by the Minister or by the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission. 

Australian SKA Office

The Australian SKA Office (ASKAO) coordinates the Australian Government’s national and international involvement in the SKA project.

Office of Industry Innovation and Science Australia

We host the Office of Industry Innovation and Science Australia which supports the independent board for Innovation and Science Australia.

Office of the Chief Economist

Led by the department’s Chief Economist, Russell Campbell, we provide objective economic analysis to inform policy development.

Office of the Chief Scientist

The Office of the Chief Scientist provides independent advice to the government on matters relating to science, technology and innovation.

Organisation chart

Our organisational chart shows the internal structure of our department, our senior executives as well as the other agencies in our portfolio.

Our Executive team

Meet the members of our Executive team.

Our Ministers

View the Ministers and Assistant Ministers.

Overseas engagement

Our Counsellors strengthen our overseas networks and promote Australia’s capabilities in the industry, science, energy and resources sectors.

Who we work with

ASCC Science Advisory Committee

The Australian SKA Coordination Committee (ASCC) Science Advisory Committee (SAC) supports the delivery of the SKA project.

Australian SKA Coordination Committee

The Australian SKA Coordination Committee (ASCC) supports Australia’s involvement in the global SKA project.

Australian Space Agency Advisory Board

The Australian Space Agency Advisory Board is non-statutory, independent and skills-based. Meet our board members.

Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee assess compliance with the Offsets Integrity Standards to ensure the integrity of the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Fuel Standards Consultative Committee

The Fuel Standards Consultative Committee works with the Minister to ensure that Australia has a robust fuel standards framework.

Independent Scientific Committee on Wind Turbines

The Independent Scientific Committee on Wind Turbines monitors and considers the science on the potential impacts of sound from wind turbines.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Australian Government is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee

The Steering Committee oversees implementation of Australia’s National Blockchain Roadmap.

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Conversations

Community conversations help inform the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility project as it progresses.

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Consultative Committees

Independent consultative committees advised on their communities as part of establishing the National Radioactive Waste Facility.

Space Industry Leaders Forum

The Space Industry Leaders Forum keeps the Australian Space Agency informed on relevant issues and ensures coordination with the civil space sector.

Our Online Presence

Our consultations and engagement

We consult with the public and stakeholders on initiatives and policy.

Our newsletters

You can subscribe to updates from our department and stay up to date on key topics via email.

Our social media channels

We use social media to share the latest information on our programs and services, and to enable two-way conversations and feedback.

Our websites

We have a number of websites for targeted services and portfolios.

Reporting and Accountability

Advertising campaign statements

We publish certification statements for advertising campaigns we design, develop and implement.

Annual report

Our annual report outlines our activities and financial performance for the previous financial year.

Assurance and Audit Committee

The Assurance and Audit Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the appropriateness of our department's accountability and control framework.

Budget statements

Our most recent portfolio budget information as well as previous financial years.

Continuing Order of the Senate

The indexed list of departmental and agency files provided in response to the Continuing Order of the Senate.

Corporate plan

Our Corporate plan explains the department’s responsibilities and the strategies we use to meet them.

Deregulation agenda

The Australian Government’s Deregulation Agenda removes inefficient or ineffective regulation. We report against the Deregulation Agenda and the Regulator Performance Framework.

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) gives you the right to request access to certain documents held by our department.

Gifts and benefits register

We register and publish accepted gifts and benefits as part of our financial reporting requirements.

Grants reporting

All government entities must report on every grant they administer. 

Information Publication Scheme

We must publish a range of information on our website under our Information Publication Scheme.

Our contracts

The Senate Order for Entity Contracts requires each entity to list all contracts valued at $100,000 or more on their website.

Privacy impact assessments

We publish all Privacy Impact Assessments conducted for projects that are likely to impact on the privacy of individuals.

Public interest disclosure

Public officials can use the Public interest disclosure scheme to report suspected wrongdoing in the Australian public sector.

Senate Order 15: portfolio appointments and vacancies

The Senate Order 15 requires departments and agencies publish portfolio appointments and vacancies.


Complaints and feedback

Find out how to provide feedback on our programs and services.

Contact us

Find out how to contact us and provide feedback on what we do.