This section provides information on the function, composition, origins and other details of Australian Government bodies.
The bodies covered are described in the scope of bodies reported. The scope is based on the characteristics used to describe the 12 main types of bodies identified for classification purposes. Portfolio departments are responsible for collecting information about the entities and bodies listed.
The dataset is updated continuously and the following statistics reflect the dataset as at 25 July 2022, the statistics are updated on a quarterly basis. The Register reflects the 2022-23 Budget data for Total Appropriations, Departmental Expenses and the ASL numbers reported for Principal bodies that form part of the General Government Sector.
The total number of bodies reported by the Register as at 25 July 2022 is 1,304 bodies.
15 bodies have been removed from the Register and 13 bodies added to the Register since the last update as at 31 March 2022.
Access to further documentation
Find more information, including a spreadsheet of bodies and the guide to the register's fields on the Department of Finance website.
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Download datasets relating to the register from the data.gov.au website.
List of Australian Government bodies by portfolio and type
|Department of Finance|
|ASC Pty Ltd|
|Australian Electoral Commission|
|Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd|
|Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation|
|Digital Transformation Agency|
|Future Fund Management Agency|
|Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority|
|Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade|
|Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research|
|Australian Secret Intelligence Service|
|Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)|
|Export Finance Australia (EFA)|
|Department of Home Affairs|
|Australian Security Intelligence Organisation|
|National Emergency Management Agency|