The Inspector General Australian Defence Force conducts internal reviews of administrative action, investigates Service Police professional standards breaches and other significant incidents including Service deaths, and reviews and audits the operation of the military justice system independently of the chain of command. The Inspector General Australian Defence Force is appointed by the Minister for Defence.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Defence Act 1903, section 110B

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    22 December 2005

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Mr. James Gaynor CSC 1 December 2016 30 November 2021
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