Australian Government Organisations Register
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. The 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 31 March 2020, the statistics are updated on a quarterly basis. The Register reflects the 2019-20 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 31 March 2020 is 1,300 bodies. This will reduce to 1,283 once all reductions previously announced by the Government* are implemented.
20 bodies that were ceased and/or consolidated by the Government have been removed from the Register and 16 bodies added to the Register since the last update as at 31 December 2019. The total number of bodies reported by the Register as at 31 March 2020 is 1,300 bodies, heading towards 1,283 once further reductions previously announced by the Government* are implemented.
* Bodies that the Government has previously announced as ceasing or consolidating will remain on the Register until they have ceased operations or consolidation has occurred. Further information can be found on each individual body’s page on the Register (for example, see the “National Rural Advisory Council” page).
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
|Law Courts Ltd|
|Crace Developments - Investments in Associates|
|Defence Health Limited|
|DHA Investment Management Ltd|
|Lyons Joint Venture|
|Navy Health Ltd|
|The Sanctuary - Wattle Grove - Interest in Joint Venture Development|
|Department of Finance|
|ASC Pty Ltd|
|Australian Electoral Commission|
|Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd|
|Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation|
|Future Fund Management Agency|
|Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority|
|Department of Home Affairs|
|Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission|
|Australian Federal Police|
|Australian Institute of Criminology|
|Australian Security Intelligence Organisation|
|Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre|
|Aviation Security Identification Card Issuing Bodies|
|Maritime Security Identification Card issuing Bodies|
|Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety|
|Australian Financial Complaints Authority|
|Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute|
|Note Printing Australia Ltd|
|Department of Veterans' Affairs|
|Australian War Memorial|