Commonwealth Property Management Framework (RMG 500)

RMG-500 has been updated and enhanced to align with Finance's digital first approach to guidance. For further information, please contact Property policy team.


The Commonwealth Property Management Framework is mandatory for officials and accountable authorities of non-corporate Commonwealth entities (NCEs).

Corporate Commonwealth entities (CCEs) may be subject to legislative and policy aspects of the Commonwealth Property Management Framework, such as the Lands Acquisition Act 1989 and Public Works Committee Act 1969, and are responsible for ensuring compliance.

Key points

  • The Commonwealth Property Management Framework establishes a foundation for achieving value for money and promotes efficient, effective, economical and ethical management of owned and leased Commonwealth property in Australia, including external territories.
  • The Commonwealth Property Management Framework supports the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and supplements Division 1 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.


Related resources including relevant legislation, policies and glossary terms are located in the right hand menu.  


Key information to assist you in meeting your requirements


Additional Commonwealth Property Management Framework Resources

The below guidance has been developed to provide additional information for entities in the administration and application.       

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