Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework. 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 • Justice and Communites • National Security and Criminal Justice • Integrity and International • Enabling Services.


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

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

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.

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Solicitor-General Dr. Stephen Donaghue QC 16 January 2022 15 January 2027
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