The Attorney-General's Department serves the people of Australia by providing essential expert support to the Government in the maintenance and improvement of Australia's system of law and justice.
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has the dual roles of providing customer services to the agricultural, food, fisheries and forest industries, and addressing the challenges of natural resource management.
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy provides strategic advice to the government on the development of policies and programs for enhancing Australia's broadband and communications sectors and the digital economy, and ensures the efficient and effective implementation of programs.
On 26 March 2013, the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency was abolished with climate change functions transferred to the new Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and energy efficiency functions transferred to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. This site will continue to provide information on climate change and energy efficiency until new arrangements are put in place.
The Australian Government Department of Defence aims to promote the security of Australia, and to protect its people and its national interests.
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is the lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is the Australian Government's principal source of advice on social policy and is responsible for about a quarter of the government's budgetary outlays.
As a central agency of the Australian Government, the Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance) plays an important role in assisting government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met, particularly with regard to expenditure and financial management, deregulation reform and the operations of government.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the Australian Government's international relations, trade and development assistance programs through its headquarters in Canberra and Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world.
The Department of Health and Ageing seeks to provide better health and healthier ageing for all Australians through a world-class health system.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) offers a range of health, social and welfare payments and services through the: Medicare program, Centrelink program, Child Support program, CRS Australia and Australian Hearing.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides information and application forms for migration to Australia, and information about settling in Australia, Australian citizenship, and multicultural affairs.
The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education helps shape Australia’s future economy through skills, learning, discovery and innovation.
The Department of Infrastructure and Transport is responsible for infrastructure planning and coordination; transport safety, including investigations; land transport; civil aviation and airports; transport security; maritime transport including shipping; and major projects facilitation.
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism provides advice and policy support to the Australian Government regarding Australia's resources, energy and tourism sectors. The Department develops and delivers policies to increase Australia's international competitiveness, consistent with the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage.
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is the primary source of advice on government and parliamentary policy matters covering such issues as Cabinet processes, accountability and the management of the public service.
The Veterans' Affairs portfolio is responsible for carrying out Government policy and implementing programs to fulfil Australia's obligations to war veterans and their dependants.
The Treasury aims to improve the wellbeing of the Australian people, by providing sound and timely advice to the Government based on thorough analysis of options, and by assisting the Treasury Ministers in the administration of their responsibilities and the implementation of Government decisions.