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.
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 - 2020-21
|Date*||Change||Entity Name||Portfolio||Change Details|
|01/07/20||Add||Sport Integrity Australia||Health||A new non-corporate Commonwealth established on 1 July 2020. Sport Integrity Australia brings together functions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit within the Department of Health and the sports integrity functions of Sport Australia.|
|01/07/20||Remove||Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)||Health||ASADA abolished by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Act 2020, on 1 July 2020|
|01/07/20||Amend||National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency||Prime Minister and Cabinet||Governance Structure or Characteristics changed from 'Material' to 'Small'|
|01/07/20||Amend||Geoscience Australia||Industry, Science, Energy and Resources||Governance Structure or Characteristics changed from 'Small' to 'Material'|
|* 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.|
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.
Copies of previous year summaries of changes are available under Tools and templates.
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.