(AFP)
Attorney-General's
The AFP is the Australian Government's primary law enforcement agency. The role of the AFP is to enforce Commonwealth criminal law, to contribute to combating organised crime and to protect Commonwealth interests from criminal activity in Australia and overseas as a key member of the national security community. The AFP leads and contributes to many whole-of-government national security initiatives. Section 8 of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 outlines the functions of the AFP, which are: - the provision of police services in relation to the laws of the Commonwealth and the property of the Commonwealth (including Commonwealth places) and the safeguarding of Commonwealth interests - the provision of police services in relation to the Australian Capital Territory, the Jervis Bay Territory and Australia's external territories (Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island) - the provision of protective and custodial functions as directed by the minister - the provision of police services and police support services to assist or cooperate with an Australian or foreign law enforcement agency, intelligence or security agency, or government regulatory agency - the provision of police services and police support services to establishing, developing and monitoring peace, stability and security in foreign countries.
Appropriations 1232950000
Departmental expenses 1375119000
Average staffing level 6137
47 Kings Avenue
Barton CANBERRA ACT 2600
Australia

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Federal Police Act 1979

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Material

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    General Public Services;Public Order and Safety

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    19 October 1979

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 401, Canberra ACT 2601

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