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Appendix 1 - APS agencies

(or semi-autonomous part of agencies) as at 7 April 2011

APS agencies (or semi-autonomous part of agencies) as at 7 April 2011
Source: APSED


(a) Centrelink and Medicare Australia (which existed as separate agencies until 30 June 2011) were included in DHS’ agency and employee surveys this year.

(b) For the purpose of the employee survey, these semi-autonomous parts of agencies were treated as part of their department so as not to be excluded from the employee survey.
Agency Total APS employees Included in employee survey Included in agency survey
Large agencies with > 1,000 APS employees
Attorney-General’s Department 1,659 yes yes
Australian Agency for International Development 1,156 yes yes
Australian Bureau of Statistics 3,422 yes yes
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 5,764 yes yes
Australian Securities and Investments Commission 2,031 yes yes
Australian Taxation Office 24,689 yes yes
Bureau of Meteorology 1,771 yes yes
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 5,189 yes yes
Department of Defence 22,220 yes yes
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 5,481 yes yes
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 3,526 yes yes
Department of Finance and Deregulation 1,886 yes yes
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 3,329 yes yes
Department of Health and Ageing 5,294 yes yes
Department of Human Services(a) 36,221 yes yes
Department of Immigration and Citizenship 7,703 yes yes
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 2,430 yes yes
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 3,021 yes yes
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 1,077 yes yes
Department of the Treasury 1,126 yes yes
Department of Veterans’ Affairs 2,119 yes yes
IP Australia 1,055 yes yes
Medium agencies with 251−1,000 APS employees
Aboriginal Hostels Limited 568 yes yes
Australian Communications and Media Authority 687 yes yes
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 826 yes yes
Australian Crime Commission 606 yes yes
Australian Electoral Commission 919 yes yes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 393 yes yes
Australian National Audit Office 363 yes yes
Australian Public Service Commission 318 yes yes
Australian Trade Commission 554 yes yes
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre 322 yes yes
Australian War Memorial 291 yes yes
Comcare 651 yes yes
ComSuper 548 yes yes
Defence Housing Australia 609 yes yes
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 718 yes yes
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 954 yes yes
Department of Infrastructure and Transport 977 yes yes
Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government 296 yes yes
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism 490 yes yes
Fair Work Australia 307 yes yes
Family Court of Australia 678 yes yes
Federal Court of Australia 362 yes yes
Geoscience Australia 754 yes yes
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 252 yes yes
Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia 331 yes yes
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal 277 yes yes
Murray-Darling Basin Authority 300 yes yes
National Archives of Australia 477 yes yes
National Library of Australia 503 yes yes
National Museum of Australia 298 yes yes
Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions 532 yes yes
Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 925 yes yes
Small agencies with 100−250 APS employees
Administrative Appeals Tribunal 156 yes yes
Australian Fisheries Management Authority 207 yes yes
Australian Human Rights Commission 123 yes yes
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 135 yes yes
Australian National Maritime Museum 133 yes yes
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 152 yes yes
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 157 yes yes
Australian Research Council 119 yes yes
Australian Transport Safety Bureau 115 yes yes
Commonwealth Ombudsman 157 yes yes
CrimTrac Agency 185 yes yes
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia 193 yes yes
Food Standards Australia New Zealand 135 yes yes
National Film and Sound Archive 237 yes yes
National Health and Medical Research Council 239 yes yes
National Native Title Tribunal 184 yes yes
Office of National Assessments 145 yes yes
Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner 146 yes yes
Productivity Commission 200 yes yes
Royal Australian Mint 185 yes yes
Safe Work Australia 122 yes yes
Social Security Appeals Tribunal(b) 104 yes yes
Australian Office of Financial Management(b) 41 yes yes
Commonwealth Grants Commission(b) 40 yes yes
Small agencies outside the scope of employee survey but in agency survey
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 53 yes
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 27 yes
Australian Institute of Family Studies 76 yes
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority 30 yes
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 63 yes
Cancer Australia 25 yes
Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency 22 yes
Future Fund Management Agency 75 yes
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 94 yes
National Blood Authority 47 yes
National Capital Authority 62 yes
National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority 60 yes
National Water Commission 74 yes
Office of Parliamentary Counsel 54 yes
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 80 yes
Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator 36 yes
Professional Services Review 28 yes
Screen Australia 35 yes
Torres Strait Regional Authority 79 yes
Small agencies outside the scope of both employee and agency surveys
Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee 2
Inspector-General of Taxation 3
National Competition Council 9
Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 12
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman 14
Wheat Exports Australia 14
Total 165,906
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2018