Appendix 2 - APS agencies (or semi-autonomous parts of agencies)

Appendix 2: APS agencies (or semi-autonomous parts of agencies)

Agency Total APS employees as at 9/4/13 Function1

Source: APSED

1 Agencies are grouped into five categories: larger operational, smaller operational, policy, specialist and regulatory. See Appendix 3 for more information on clustering of agencies by primary function for benchmarking purposes.

2 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission workforce metrics data has been reported as part of the Australian Taxation Office in some instances but reported separately in others.

Large agencies with >1,000 APS employees
Attorney-General's Department 1,489 Policy
Australian Agency for International Development 1,652 Policy
Australian Bureau of Statistics 3,344 Specialist
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 5,716 Larger operational
Australian Electoral Commission 2,166 Smaller operational
Australian Securities and Investments Commission 2,017 Regulatory
Australian Taxation Office 23,977 Larger operational
Bureau of Meteorology 1,749 Larger operational
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 5,185 Larger operational
Department of Defence 22,330 Larger operational
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 4,122 Policy
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 3,324 Policy
Department of Finance and Deregulation 1,946 Policy
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 3,398 Policy
Department of Health and Ageing 5,251 Policy
Department of Human Services 33,658 Larger operational
Department of Immigration and Citizenship 8,811 Larger operational
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 4,188 Policy
Department of Infrastructure and Transport 1,043 Policy
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 2,871 Policy
Department of the Treasury 1,056 Policy
Department of Veterans' Affairs 2,055 Larger operational
IP Australia 1,169 Larger operational
Medium agencies with 251−1,000 APS employees
Aboriginal Hostels Limited 541 Smaller operational
Australian Communications and Media Authority 625 Regulatory
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 870 Regulatory
Australian Crime Commission 591 Smaller operational
Australian Financial Security Authority 481 Smaller operational
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 366 Specialist
Australian National Audit Office 375 Specialist
Australian Public Service Commission 329 Policy
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 348 Regulatory
Australian Trade Commission 517 Smaller operational
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre 298 Regulatory
Australian War Memorial 340 Specialist
Clean Energy Regulator 371 Regulatory
Comcare 738 Smaller operational
ComSuper 486 Smaller operational
Defence Housing Australia 639 Smaller operational
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 679 Policy
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 807 Policy
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 601 Smaller operational
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism 685 Policy
Fair Work Commission 296 Smaller operational
Family Court of Australia 627 Smaller operational
Federal Court of Australia 471 Smaller operational
Geoscience Australia 743 Specialist
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 286 Specialist
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal 357 Smaller operational
Murray-Darling Basin Authority 318 Policy
National Archives of Australia 504 Specialist
National Library of Australia 522 Specialist
National Museum of Australia 282 Specialist
Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions 496 Smaller operational
Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 808 Regulatory
Small agencies with < 250 APS employees
Administrative Appeals Tribunal 159 Smaller operational
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 58 Specialist
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission2 98 Regulatory
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 26 Specialist
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 53 Specialist
Australian Fisheries Management Authority 203 Regulatory
Australian Human Rights Commission 145 Specialist
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 121 Specialist
Australian Institute of Criminology 47 Specialist
Australian Institute of Family Studies 99 Specialist
Australian National Maritime Museum 122 Specialist
Australian National Preventive Health Agency 48 Specialist
Australian Office of Financial Management 43 Specialist
Australian Organ and Tissue Authority 27 Specialist
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 179 Regulatory
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 156 Regulatory
Australian Research Council 122 Specialist
Australian Skills Quality Authority 179 Regulatory
Australian Transport Safety Bureau 121 Smaller operational
Cancer Australia 71 Specialist
Climate Change Authority 27 Specialist
Commonwealth Grants Commission 36 Specialist
CrimTrac Agency 234 Specialist
Federal Circuit Court of Australia 185 Smaller operational
Food Standards Australia New Zealand 143 Regulatory
Future Fund Management Agency 95 Specialist
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 50 Specialist
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 98 Specialist
National Blood Authority 56 Specialist
National Capital Authority 69 Specialist
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 244 Specialist
National Health and Medical Research Council 247 Specialist
National Health Performance Authority 53 Specialist
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority 110 Regulatory
National Water Commission 44 Specialist
Office of National Assessments 140 Specialist
Office of Parliamentary Counsel 123 Specialist
Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate 142 Regulatory
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 85 Regulatory
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman 151 Specialist
Productivity Commission 205 Specialist
Royal Australian Mint 216 Smaller operational
Safe Work Australia 105 Policy
Screen Australia 23 Specialist
Social Security Appeals Tribunal 87 Smaller operational
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency 94 Regulatory
Torres Strait Regional Authority 141 Specialist
Workplace Gender Equality Agency 39 Specialist
Small agencies outside the scope of agency survey
Australian Law Reform Commission 16 Specialist
Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee 3 Specialist
National Competition Council 8 Specialist
National Health Funding Body 15 Regulatory
National Mental Health Commission 12 Specialist
Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 14 Specialist
Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation 9 Specialist
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman 14 Specialist
Professional Services Review 28 Specialist
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency 18 Specialist