PGPA Act 2013

Current as at 25 October 2017.

This online resource links sections of the PGPA Act to related rules and guidance. For the official version of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) External link see the Federal Register of Legislation.

The PGPA Act establishes a coherent system of governance and accountability for public resources, with an emphasis on planning, performance and reporting. The Act applies to all Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth companies.  Rules and other legislative instruments establish the requirements and procedures necessary to give effect to the governance, performance and accountability matters covered by the Act. Information on the transition from FMA Act and CAC Act to the PGPA Act

In accordance with section 112 of the PGPA Act, the PGPA Act and the PGPA Rule, are now subject to an independent review.A written report will be provided to the Finance Minister in early 2018 and tabled in Parliament.

Chapter 1—Introduction

Part 1-1—Introduction

Part 1-2—Definitions 

Chapter 2—Commonwealth entities and the Commonwealth

Part 2-1—Core provisions for this Chapter 

Part 2-2—Accountable authorities and officials  

Part 2-3—Planning, performance and accountability   

Part 2-4—Use and management of public resources

Part 2-5—Appropriations

Part 2-6—Cooperating with other jurisdictions

Part 2-7—Companies, subsidiaries and new corporate Commonwealth entities



Last updated: 08 November 2017