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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is a Commonwealth law enforcement and criminal intelligence agency that commenced operations on 1 July 2016 following the merger of the Australian Crime Commission and CrimTrac. The ACIC was formed to strengthen the ability to respond to crime affecting Australia. The agency, through its investigative, research and information delivery services, will work with law enforcement partners to improve the ability to stop criminals exploiting emerging opportunities and perceived gaps in law enforcement information. The ACIC will carry out the following functions: - Provide strategic criminal intelligence assessments and advice on national criminal intelligence priorities - Conduct investigations and intelligence operations into federally relevant criminal activity - Collect, correlate, analyse and disseminate criminal information and intelligence - Provide nationally coordinated criminal history checks - Maintain a national database of criminal information and intelligence, and maintain national information capabilities and services to support policing and law enforcement - Undertake criminological research and communicate the findings.
Appropriations 172829000
Departmental expenses 186730000
Average staffing level 776
4 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Public Order and Safety

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    1 July 2016

Government appointed boards

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