Corporate Plans


Preparing an annual corporate plan is a legislative requirement under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). It is one of two core elements of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework, which addresses performance planning, measurement and reporting. The second core element of the enhanced framework is the annual performance statement which is contained within the annual report.

Corporate plans are designed to be the primary planning documents for Commonwealth entities. They are prepared annually, covering a four-year period, and set out:

  • an entity's purposes
  • activities to achieve the purposes
  • how the entity will know that it has achieved its purposes.

Corporate Plan 2018-19

The Department of Home Affairs Corporate Plan 2018–19 (1MB PDF) is a guide to our priorities, operating environment, and approach to performance management. The plan is the principal planning document for the Department and the Australian Border Force.

Corporate Plan 2017-18

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection Corporate Plan 2017–18 is a guide to our priorities, operating environment, and approach to performance management. It outlines what we are striving to achieve and how we plan to achieve it.

On 18 July 2017, the Australian Government announced that it would establish a Home Affairs portfolio, which will include the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in its entirety. The Australian Border Force will be an operationally independent body within the Home Affairs portfolio. This will be a significant undertaking and will be implemented in phases, as was the integration of the former Department and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Supporting this staged approach to implementation, and the importance of our existing core business, the Corporate plan 2017-18 (687KB PDF) has been designed to reflect the Department at August 2017.

Last published: 31 August 2017.

Corporate Plan 2016-17

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection Corporate Plan 2016–17 describes our purposes, operating environment, ongoing priorities, capabilities and performance measures. It is a roadmap for what we are striving to achieve and how we will get there.   

Last published: 31 August 2016.

Corporate Plan 2015-19

This is the first corporate plan published by the Department following the integration of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on 1 July 2015.  The Corporate Plan outlines our priorities to deliver our strategic objectives, how we will be organised, how we will support and develop our people, manage risks and plan for our required capability so that we can​ deliver our outcomes for the Australian Government and the Australian people.

The Corporate Plan 2015-19 (1.3MB PDF) ​has been developed as required by Section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Home Affairs Portfolio corporate plans

As independent entities under the PGPA Act, agencies within the Home Affairs Portfolio maintain individual corporate plans. These can be found on the websites for the following agencies: