Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) has the responsibility to: - Formulate, coordinate and implement programs for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living within the region; - Monitor the effectiveness of these programs, including programs conducted by other bodies; - Advise the Minister for Indigenous Affairs on matters relating to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Affairs in the Torres Strait; - Recognise and maintain the special and unique Ailan Kastom of the Torres Strait Islander people living in the Torres Strait Region; and - Undertake activities necessary to perform its function as defined by the ATSI Act 2005.
Appropriations 37872000
Departmental expenses 47543000
Average staffing level 154
Level 1, Torres Strait Haus, 46 Victoria Parade
Thursday Island QLD 4875

Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Social Security and Welfare;Other Economic Affairs Culture

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    1 July 1994

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 261, Thursday Island QLD 4875

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