APS agencies

Last updated: 29 Jul 2016

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 The list of APS Agencies which appears below is divided into 4 categories:

  • Category A – Departments;
  • Category B – Statutory Agencies with all staff employed under the Public Service Act 1999 (the PS Act);
  • Category C – Statutory Agencies which have the capacity to employ staff under the PS Act as well as their own enabling legislation (dual staffing bodies);
  • Category D – Executive Agencies.

A fifth category (Category E) includes bodies which employ staff under the Public Service Act 1999 and operate with some degree of independence. However, these bodies are parts of APS agencies rather than separate APS agencies as defined in the PS Act.

Category A

Departments

  1. Attorney-General's Department
  2. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  3. Department of Communications and the Arts
  4. Department of Defence
  5. Department of Education and Training
  6. Department of Employment
  7. Department of Finance
  8. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  9. Department of Health
  10. Department of Human Services
  11. Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  12. Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  13. Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
  14. Department of Social Services
  15. Department of the Environment and Energy
  16. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  17. Department of the Treasury
  18. Department of Veterans' Affairs

Category B

Statutory Agencies which employ all staff under the Public Service Act 1999

  1. Aboriginal Hostels Limited
  2. Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  3. Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
  4. Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
  5. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  6. Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
  7. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  8. Australian Communications and Media Authority
  9. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  10. Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
  11. Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  12. Australian Human Rights Commission
  13. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  14. Australian Law Reform Commission
  15. Australian National Audit Office
  16. Australian National Maritime Museum
  17. Australian National Preventive Health Agency
  18. Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority (Organ and Tissue Authority)
  19. Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
  20. Australian Public Service Commission
  21. Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
  22. Australian Research Council
  23. Australian Skills Quality Authority
  24. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
  25. Australian Taxation Office
  26. Australian Trade and Investment Commission
  27. Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
  28. Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  29. Australian War Memorial
  30. Cancer Australia
  31. Clean Energy Regulator
  32. Climate Change Authority
  33. Defence Housing Australia
  34. Fair Work Commission
  35. Federal Court Statutory Agency
  36. Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  37. Future Fund Management Agency
  38. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  39. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
  40. Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  41. National Blood Authority
  42. National Capital Authority
  43. National Competition Council
  44. National Disability Insurance Agency
  45. National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
  46. National Health and Medical Research Council
  47. National Health Funding Body
  48. National Library of Australia
  49. National Museum of Australia
  50. National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
  51. National Portrait Gallery of Australia
  52. Office of Parliamentary Counsel
  53. Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
  54. Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
  55. Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate (Fair Work Building & Construction)
  56. Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman
  57. Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation
  58. Old Parliament House
  59. Productivity Commission
  60. Professional Services Review
  61. Safe Work Australia
  62. Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
  63. Torres Strait Regional Authority
  64. Workplace Gender Equality Agency

# Do not currently employ any staff under the PS Act.

Category C

Statutory Agencies with dual staffing powers

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics
  2. Australian Digital Health Agency
  3. Australian Electoral Commission
  4. Australian Institute of Criminology
  5. Australian Institute of Family Studies
  6. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  7. Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  8. Comcare
  9. Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee
  10. Infrastructure Australia
  11. National Transport Commission#
  12. Office of National Assessments
  13. Office of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board#
  14. Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board#
  15. Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  16. Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
  17. Screen Australia

# Do not currently employ any staff under the PS Act.

Category D

Executive Agencies

  1. Australian Financial Security Authority
  2. Bureau of Meteorology
  3. Digital Transformation Office
  4. National Archives of Australia
  5. National Mental Health Commission

Category E

Bodies with staff employed under the PS Act which operate with some degree of independence (e.g. Some have their own enterprise agreement and/or are identified separately but are NOT separate APS agencies as defined in the PS Act.

  1. Australian Office of Financial Management (part of the Department of the Treasury)
  2. Australian Renewable Energy Agency (part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)
  3. Commonwealth Grants Commission (part of the Department of the Treasury)
  4. Director of National Parks (part of the Department of the Environment and Energy)
  5. Geoscience Australia (part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)
  6. IP Australia (part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)
  7. Royal Australian Mint (part of the Department of the Treasury)
  8. Seafarers Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority - Seacare Authority (part of Comcare)