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Australian Government directories


List of departments and agencies

Quick access to Australian Government department and agency homepages is available from the List of departments and agencies.

Ministers, departments and agencies

Government by portfolio provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian Government portfolios and their ministers, departments, agencies and websites.

A portfolio is a minister's area of responsibility as a member of Cabinet. As a general rule, there is one department in each portfolio.

The Governor-General appoints ministers, establishes departments of state and allocates responsibility among ministers through an Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO).

Each government department has its own departmental website with ministers and parliamentary secretaries often having their own websites as well. Within each portfolio there can be numerous agency and program websites.

A-Z list of government sites

The A-Z list of government sites provides single comprehensive listing of all Australian Government websites.

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