Foreign Affairs and Trade
The department's role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia's security; enhancing Australia's prosperity; delivering an effective and high quality aid programme; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas. The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.
Appropriations 5464642000
Departmental expenses 1682304000
Average staffing level 5741
R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221


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

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Other Economic Affairs;General Public Services

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    24 July 1987

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