Statement of Purpose

The purpose of directory.gov.au is to provide a guide to the structure, organisations and key people in the Australian Government. Information on the site is grouped under the four key arms of government: the Commonwealth Parliament; the Governor-General; Courts and Judges; and Australian Government departments and agencies.

directory.gov.au encourages government transparency by ensuring the public has access to information about how the Government is structured and the interrelationships between its various components. The site encourages increased government accountability and engagement with the public by providing contact details for agencies and senior officials.

Responsibility for information in directory.gov.au

The information on directory.gov.au is maintained by a network of updaters located within Australian Government organisations who are responsible for ensuring that the information for their organisation is current and accurate.

The Department of Finance is responsible for the ongoing operation and development of directory.gov.au and makes this information available in good faith with the expectation that it is appropriately maintained by the author organisations. The Department of Finance does not warrant that the information is accurate, comprehensive or up to date. You should make your own inquiries before relying on the information in any important matter.

Last Reviewed Date

The last reviewed date shows the most recent date that information was entered or changed. It is important to note, however, that some information on directory.gov.au does not require updating very often. Accordingly, if a review date is not recent it does not necessarily indicate that the information is out of date.

Staff Listings

directory.gov.au is not a list of all Australian Government public servants; it lists only senior staff information entered by government agencies.


If your details are listed on directory.gov.au and you would like them removed, please submit a request using the feedback form


Thank you for visiting directory.gov.au and reviewing our privacy statement. Our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. This policy statement tells you how we collect information and how we use it. The use of the term "Personal Information" in this privacy statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, the Government Online Directory adheres to the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner.

We do not collect personal information about you when you visit directory.gov.au. You can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing other personal information, unless you choose to provide such information to us. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this website. The information we obtain from Google Analytics is used to help us understand users' needs so that we can offer a better user experience.

Google Analytics uses 'cookies' to collect information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got there (for example from a search engine, a link, an advertisement etc) and what you select. Information collected by the cookies (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

Email Management

Thank you for visiting directory.gov.au. If you have suggestions for improvements or have encountered technical problems, please use the feedback form. If you have a technical problem, please inform us of your browser details, whether you are located behind a firewall and the nature of any error messages.

If you have an inquiry relating to the functions of government departments and agencies in other jurisdictions, the links to the web sites below may assist you:

If you would like to send a message to a Member of the Commonwealth Parliament, please follow the Parliament of Australia web site link.

Parliament of Australia web site

We seek feedback from you in order to improve the service offered by directory.gov.au.

  • We will only record your email address if you send us a message or provide it in our feedback form
  • It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it
  • It will not be added to a mailing list
  • We will not disclose it without your consent.

Please Note: The Department of Finance recognises the Internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet. Information submitted unencrypted via email or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified. If you do not wish to send your comments using the online form, you can send it in writing to the following postal address:

Manager, directory.gov.au
Technology and Procurement Division
Department of Finance
One Canberra Avenue
King Edward Terrace

Links to other sites

This website contains links to other sites. directory.gov.au is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourages you to examine each site's privacy policies.