PGPA Act Flipchart and List

The Australian Government is made up of many different types of government bodies. 

Flipchart of Commonwealth entities and companies

The Flipchart is a reference of all non-corporate and corporate Commonwealth entities and companies. Commonwealth entities and companies are government bodies that are subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (the PGPA Act).

Commonwealth entities and companies on the Flipchart are organised by their portfolio.

Portfolios are established through the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

If your organisation is not on the Flipchart then it is not a Commonwealth entity or company. It may be another type of government body.

More information about the types of government bodies can be found at Types of Australian Government bodies and AGOR.
 

List of Commonwealth entities and companies

The List provides more information on Commonwealth entities and companies, including:

  • enabling legislation
  • accountable authority or governing board
  • other governance related details.

Table of changes

Key changes to the Flipchart are summarised in the Table of Changes.

Table of Changes to the Flipchart - 2022-23

Date*

Change

Entity Name

Portfolio

Change Details

Changes on 1 July 2022 reflect Machinery of Government changes announced on 23 June 2022 commencing on 1 July 2022.

15/11/22

Add

Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation

Prime Minister and Cabinet

A new corporate Commonwealth entity established on 15 November 2022

15/11/22

Add

Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commission

Social Services

A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established on 1 November 2022

15/11/22

Remove

Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Ltd (FASEA)

Treasury

FASEA deregistered by ASIC on 10 September 2022, ceasing as a Commonwealth company

5/09/22

Remove

National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA)

Home Affairs

NRRA abolished as a non-corporate Commonwealth entity on 3 September 2022. Functions integrated into the NEMA

5/09/22

Add

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Home Affairs

A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established on 1 September 2022. NEMA integrates the functions from the NRRA and Emergency Management Australia, a group within the Department of Home Affairs

5/09/22

Amend

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Health and Aged Care

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority renamed the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority from 12 August 2022

1/07/22

Amend

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has been renamed the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Crime Commission (Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission)

Attorney-General's

Entity moved from the Home Affairs portfolio to the Attorney-General's portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Federal Police

Attorney-General's

Entity moved from the Home Affairs portfolio to the Attorney-General's portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Institute of Criminology

Attorney-General's

Entity moved from the Home Affairs portfolio to the Attorney-General's portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Attorney-General's

Entity moved from the Home Affairs portfolio to the Attorney-General's portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Office of the Special Investigator

Attorney-General's

Entity moved from the Home Affairs portfolio to the Attorney-General's portfolio

1/07/22

Add

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

New Department of State created, to be known as the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

1/07/22

Amend

Bureau of Meteorology

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from the Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio to Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Clean Energy Regulator

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Climate Change Authority

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Director of National Parks

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Entity moved from Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Snowy Hydro Limited

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Company moved from the Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio to the Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Education

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment renamed the Department of Education

1/07/22

Add

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Employment and Workplace Relations

New Department of State created, to be known as the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

1/07/22

Amend

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Building and Construction Commission

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Australian Skills Quality Authority (National Vocational Education and Training Regulator)

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Education, Skills and Employment portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Fair Work Commission

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission Entity

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Safe Work Australia

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority)

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Comcare

Employment and Workplace Relations

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Digital Transformation Agency

Finance

Entity moved from the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to the Finance portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Department of Health

Health and Aged Care

The Department of Health renamed the Department of Health and Aged Care

1/07/22

Amend

National Recovery and Resilience Agency

Home Affairs

Entity moved from the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to the Home Affairs portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Industry, Science and Resources

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources renamed the Department of Industry, Science and Resources

1/07/22

Amend

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications renamed the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

1/07/22

Amend

National Archives of Australia

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Entity moved from the Attorney-General's portfolio to the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts portfolio

1/07/22

Amend

Old Parliament House

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Entity moved from the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts portfolio

* This is the date that the change was made in the flipchart, not necessarily the date that the change occurred to the entity or company. The Flipchart of Commonwealth entities and companies and the List of Commonwealth entities and companies under the PGPA Act are not legal documents.

Copies of previous year summaries of changes are available under Tools and templates. The date of the Flipchart and the List is the date when Finance made changes to them, not necessarily the date when the change occurred to the entity or company.

Both the PGPA Flipchart and List of Commonwealth entities and companies can be used digitally to access additional functionality. In the Flipchart users can click on the names of the Commonwealth entities and companies to visit their webpage and get more information. The Bodies List provides this and additional links to enabling legislation and Australian Business Number.

Finance takes great care to ensure the information contained in the Flipchart and the List is accurate. It is not the source of authority; it is a resource to help users quickly find information on Commonwealth entities and companies at a point in time.


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