Leased office accommodation

Commonwealth property data collection and reporting

The Australian Government Property Register (AGPR) includes information on leased office accommodation held by non-Corporate Commonwealth entities. It is updated on an annual basis.

The collection scope includes any office properties, special purpose properties, operational facilities and other types of property located in Australia that are used, even partially, to conduct office activity. Properties located overseas, military bases and intelligence agencies are out of scope for this collection. Also, any building that does not have the capacity to be used for office work is excluded from this collection.

The AGPR leased office accommodation information is used by non-corporate Commonwealth entities to identify opportunities for progressively improving the management of the Commonwealth property portfolio and informs Whole-of-Australian-Government property decision-making. The AGPR also assists the Government to ensure its property portfolio aligns with current and future needs.

The requirements for the annual data collection are outlined in the Data Collection Manual.

Data Collection Manual

Australian Government Office Occupancy Report

The Government’s occupational density target of 14 m2 of usable office area per occupied work-point has been in place since 2013. All new leases are expected to meet the occupational density target. Entities consider the occupational density target when undertaking planning and throughout the property management lifecycle, including when negotiating new leases, considering a major fit-out, refurbishment of existing office space, or to determine if surplus office space or work-points could be sub-leased.

The Australian Government Office Occupancy Report 2019 sets out the occupational density for entities against the current target of 14 square metres of office space per occupied work point and provides Whole-of-Australian-Government analysis of other key useful information for Commonwealth property.

The Occupancy Report includes office accommodation that is leased or owned by non-corporate Commonwealth entities (entities) with at least 500 m2 of usable office area as at 30 June 2019.

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