Australian Secret Intelligence Service

Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Secret Intelligence Service's (ASIS) primary goal is to obtain and distribute secret intelligence about the capabilities, intentions and activities of individuals or organisations outside Australia, which may impact on Australia's interests and the well-being of its citizens. ASIS's functions are to: - collect foreign intelligence, not available by other means, which may impact on Australia's interests; - distribute that intelligence to the Government, including key policy departments and agencies; - undertake counter-intelligence activities which protect Australia's interests and initiatives; and - engage other intelligence and security services overseas in Australia's national interests.

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

    Intelligence Services Act 2001

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes - but not tabled

  • Classification

    A. Primary body

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

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