(DA)
Agriculture and Water Resources
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources helps drive a stronger Australian economy by building a more profitable, resilient and sustainable agriculture sector, and by supporting the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources. The department’s work contributes to: building successful primary industries; expanding agricultural fisheries and forestry exports; managing biosecurity and imported food risk; and sustaining water and other natural resources. The department has a diverse role as a policy adviser to government, researcher, program administrator, service provider, market access negotiator and regulator. It employs people with a range of skills—policy officers, program administrators, economists, meat inspectors, survey staff, biosecurity officers, researchers, veterinary officers, communicators and project managers. Employees work in a variety of places including offices, airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs in regional centres, rural communities and capital cities throughout Australia and overseas.
Appropriations 3177239000
Departmental expenses 813777000
Average staffing level 4488
18 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Sections

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Material

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Transport and Communication;Housing and Community Amenities;Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    21 October 1998

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 858, Canberra ACT 2601

Enquiry Lines

Title Phone Number Hours of Operation Description
Farm Support 1800 900 090 For general enquiries
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