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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.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2016

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Other VACANT    
Other VACANT    
Other VACANT    
Other Mr Mr. Jeffrey Anderson 24 May 2017 23 May 2022
Other David Lusty 16 January 2017 15 January 2022
Other Mr. Geoffrey Ernest (Tim) Sage 19 January 2016 18 January 2021
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. Michael Phelan APM 13 November 2017 12 November 2022
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