Government Policy Orders (GPOs) - RMG 207

A government policy will only apply to corporate Commonwealth entities (CCEs) and wholly owned Commonwealth companies if the Finance Minister makes a Government Policy Order (GPO) under:

Current GPOs

GPO dateGPOApplies to


Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Charging for Regulatory Activities) Order 2017 external site


Australian Grape and Wine Authority

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Civil Aviation Safety Authority


Director of National Parks

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust


Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016 external site

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Complying with a GPO

For a CCE or Commonwealth company that is subject to a GPO:

  • the accountable authority of the CCE (section 22(3) PGPA Act) or the directors of the company (section 93(3) PGPA Act) must ensure the GPO is complied with by:
    • their entity or company, and
    • any subsidiaries of their entity or company, so far as practicable.
  • the CCE (section 17BE(e) PGPA Rule) or company (section 28E(d) PGPA Rule) must include details of the GPO in their annual report
  • non-compliance with the GPO may constitute significant non‑compliance with finance law and will need to be disclosed to the responsible Minister by the CCE (section 19 PGPA Act) or the company (section 91 PGPA Act) as soon as practicable.

RMG 207 – Guidance for departments on preparing a GPO

RMG 207 describes the process departments must follow (including consultation), on behalf of their minister, before the Finance Minister will make a GPO:

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Last updated: 07 September 2017