The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and to facilitate jobs growth through policies that promote fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth (including legal advice and representation). Our department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio. Our department is structured into five groups: • Australian Government Solicitor • Legal Services and Families • Integrity and International • Industrial Relations • Enabling Services.
Appropriations 1235962000
Departmental expenses 415521000
Average staffing level 1837


Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    1 January 1901

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Solicitor-General Dr. Stephen Donaghue QC 16 January 2017 15 January 2022

Enquiry Lines

Title Phone Number Hours of Operation Description
National Security Hotline 1800 123 400 24 hrs/day - 7 days/week Report activities relevant to national security.
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