Topics covered in this section of the guide:

  • Domestic accommodation
  • Arranging accommodation  
  • Public Works Committee reviews
  • States and Territories

Useful resources and contact information are available in the table below.

Domestic office accommodation

The Property Services Coordinated Procurement Arrangements (the Arrangements) are a whole-of-government coordinated procurement arrangement that cover leasing and facilities management services for Commonwealth domestic office accommodation and shopfronts.

The Arrangements are mandatory for all non-corporate Commonwealth entities and will apply to any new non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

Corporate Commonwealth entities may opt in to the Arrangements, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance. Please contact Finance to discuss if you would like to be included.


Arranging accommodation for a new entity

Your first step to arranging accommodation for a new entity is to contact the Department of Finance. It is important to engage early so that Finance can work with new entities to identify specific property related requirements, discuss a potential leasing strategy and arrange for a Property Service Provider to be assigned to your entity.

Finance will connect your entity with a Property Service Provider who will help your entity to locate and lease accommodation and provide facilities management services.

The Property Service Provider will be assisted by a Strategic Property Adviser, who will help to ensure that your lease is aligned with the Commonwealth Leasing Strategy which is aimed at ensuring value for money outcomes.

Please email to commence this process, including your relevant Portfolio Agency Advice Unit at Finance in this communication.

Key Tasks





Contact Finance to arrange accommodation for your new entity.

To discuss the entity's property requirements and to have a Property Services Provider assigned.

Commonwealth Procurement Rules

Commonwealth Leasing Strategy

Department of Finance


Public Works Committee reviews

Public works, including office fit-outs, which meet relevant thresholds may be subject to review by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.

For further guidance on the applicable thresholds or details about the approval process, please refer to the Commonwealth Property Management Framework and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works Procedure Manual.


States and Territories

There may be State and Territory laws and requirements applicable to you in arranging your entity’s accommodation and you should consult with the appropriate authority.

You may find the following information on the relevant State and Territory Building Administrations useful.


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