Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory agency and advises the Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program, a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development. The ARC is also responsible for the assessing the quality, engagement and impact of Australian university research through its Excellence in Research for Australia and Engagement and Impact assessment exercises. The ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through a competitive peer review process involving national and international assessors across all disciplines. In addition, the ARC supports partnerships between researchers and industry, government, community organisations and the international community.

Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Research Council Act 2001

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 2702, Canberra ACT 2601

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr. Richard Johnson 12 December 2023 11 December 2024
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