The Department

As a central agency of the Australian Government, the Department of Finance (Finance) plays an important role in assisting government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met.

Finance supports the government’s ongoing priorities through the Budget process and fosters leading practice through the public sector resource management, governance and accountability frameworks. Finance plays a lead role in advising the government on many of its strategic priorities, including advancing public sector reform through the Smaller Government Agenda and providing advice to the government on optimal arrangements for the management and ownership of public assets. We do this through our professional and considered approach to providing advice, developing policy, delivering services and engaging with our clients and stakeholders.

Areas of focus

Finance has four key functions that reflect its purposes as set out in the Corporate Plan.

  • Budget and Financial Reporting
  • Business Enabling Services
  • Commercial and Government Services
  • Governance and Resource Management

Department structure