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 - 2023-24

Date*

Change

Entity Name

Portfolio

Change Details

1/03/24

Amend 

Asbestos and Silica Safety and Eradication Agency

Employment and Workplace Relations

The entity known as the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is now renamed the Asbestos and Silica Safety and Eradication Agency from 15 December 2023, as provided in the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023.

1/11/23

Add

Office of the Inspector-General of Aged Care

Health and Aged Care

A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established by the Inspector-General of Aged Care Act 2023, on 16 October 2023. 

1/11/23

Amend 

Housing Australia

Treasury

The entity known as National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation is now renamed Housing Australia from 12 October 2023, as provided in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Act 2023. 

3/10/23

Add

Parliamentary Workplace Support Service

Finance

A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established by the Parliamentary Workplace Support Service Act 2023, on 1 October 2023.

3/10/23

Add

National Reconstruction Fund Corporation

Industry, Science and Resources

A new corporate Commonwealth entity established by the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Act 2023, on 18 September 2023.

1/09/23

Remove

North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority abolished as a non-corporate Commonwealth entity on 31 August 2023 by an amendment to Schedule 1 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

1/09/23

Amend 

Creative Australia

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

The entity known as Australia Council is now renamed Creative Australia from 24 August 2023, as provided in the Creative Australia Act 2023

3/07/23

Add

National Anti-Corruption Commission

Attorney-General's 

A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established by the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022, on 1 July 2023.

3/07/23

Remove

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Attorney-General's 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity abolished as a non-corporate Commonwealth entity by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2022, on 1 July 2023.

3/07/23

Add

Australian Submarine Agency

Defence

A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established by amendment to Schedule 1 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, on 1 July 2023.

3/07/23

Remove

Creative Partnerships Australia Ltd

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Creative Partnerships Australia Ltd deregistered by the Australia Council Amendment (Creative Australia) Act 2023, ceasing as a Commonwealth company on 1 July 2023. 

3/07/23

Amend 

Australia Council (Creative Australia)

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Australia Council may conduct its operations under its full name, or the name 'Creative Australia' as a result of the Australia Council Amendment (Creative Australia) Act 2023, from 1 July 2023.

* 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.

Further information

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.

An Excel version of the Commonwealth entities and companies listed on the PGPA Act Flipchart is available under Tools and templates.


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