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 - 2019-20

Date* Change Entity Name Portfolio Change Details
Changes on 1 February 2020 reflect Machinery of Government changes announced on 5 December 2019 commencing on 1 February 2020, except the renaming of the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency.
01/02/20 Remove Department of Agriculture   The Department of Agriculture has been abolished, and its functions transferred to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Department of the Environment and Energy Agriculture, Water and the Environment The Department of the Environment and Energy has been renamed the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Its energy functions transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
01/02/20 Amend Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Cotton Research and Development Corporation Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Grains Research and Development Corporation Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Murray-Darling Basin Authority Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Regional Investment Corporation Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Amend Wine Australia Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
01/02/20 Remove Department of Communications and the Arts   The Department of Communications and the Arts has been abolished, and its functions transferred to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Department of Education Education, Skills and Employment The Department of Education has been renamed the Department of Education, Skills and Employment
01/02/20 Remove Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business   The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has been abolished. Its small business function transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and the remaining functions to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment
01/02/20 Amend Australian Skills Quality Authority (National Vocational Education and Training Regulator) Education, Skills and Employment Entity moved from Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business to Education, Skills and Employment
01/02/20 Amend Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Industry, Science, Energy and Resources The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has been renamed the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
01/02/20 Amend Clean Energy Regulator Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entity moved from Environment and Energy to Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
01/02/20 Amend Climate Change Authority Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entity moved from Environment and Energy to Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
01/02/20 Amend Australian Renewable Energy Agency Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entity moved from Environment and Energy to Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
01/02/20 Amend Clean Energy Finance Corporation Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entity moved from Environment and Energy to Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
01/02/20 Amend Snowy Hydro Limited Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entity moved from Environment and Energy to Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
01/02/20 Amend Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development has been renamed the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Australian Communications and Media Authority Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Australia Council Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Australian Broadcasting Corporation Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Australian Film, Television and Radio School Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Australian National Maritime Museum Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Australian Postal Corporation Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend National Gallery of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend National Library of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend National Museum of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend National Portrait Gallery of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Screen Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Special Broadcasting Service Corporation Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Australia Business Arts Foundation Ltd (Creative Partnerships Australia) Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend Bundanon Trust Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend NBN Co Limited Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
01/02/20 Amend North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency Prime Minister and Cabinet The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency has been renamed the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency 
01/02/20 Amend Services Australia Social Services The Department named Services Australia has been abolished. A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity (listed entity) also named Services Australia has been established in Social Services
02/09/19 Amend Old Parliament House Prime Minister and Cabinet Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Prime Minister and Cabinet
02/09/19 Amend Australian Hearing Services Services Australia Amended registered business name to Hearing Australia
09/08/19 Amend Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency Treasury Entity moved from Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development to Treasury
01/07/19 Add National Faster Rail Agency Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established on 1 July 2019
01/07/19 Add National Indigenous Australians Agency Prime Minister and Cabinet A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity established on 1 July 2019 
01/07/19 Amend Australian Securities and Investments Commission  Treasury Added the ^ prefix - from 1 July 2019, ASIC no longer engages staff under the Public Service Act 1999
* 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.


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