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Cyber security

Cyber security is important for Australia's national security, innovation, and prosperity.

Cyber security is important for Australia's national security, innovation, and prosperity. We need to keep our information safe, working as a nation to secure our networks and systems. We also support our technology industry to thrive and capitalise on the growing global need for cyber security experts, equipment and solutions.

Australia's approach to cyber security recognises we all have a role to play in securing our digital future – citizens, businesses and government. This is a responsibility undertaken and coordinated across the Australian Government and with state and territory governments.

The Department of Home Affairs' role is to lead the development of cyber security policy for the Australian Government, including the implementation of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan. We work on cyber security threats and opportunities in Australia and overseas, including critical and emerging technology. 


Our partners

See which other agencies the Department works with.

Our partners

Cyber Security Strategy

On 21 April 2016 the Government launched Australia's Cyber Security Strategy developed over 18 months of consultation with 190 organisations.

Read our Strategy