Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Office of National Assessments (ONA) assesses and analyses international political, strategic and economic developments for the Prime Minister and senior ministers in the National Security Committee of Cabinet. ONA bases its assessments on information available to the Australian Government from all sources, both inside and outside the Government. It draws on information provided by other intelligence agencies, as well as diplomatic reporting, information and reporting from other government agencies, and material available from open sources such as news media and publications. ONA also consults broadly within government and with experts in other sectors.
Appropriations 57989000
Departmental expenses 59141000
Average staffing level 215

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Office of National Assessments Act 1977

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes - but not tabled

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Public Order and Safety

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency with Dual Staffing Powers

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    19 October 1977

  • Postal Address

    Locked Bag 6310, Kingston ACT 2604

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