Preparing an annual report is a legislative requirement under section 46(1) 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 measurement and reporting. The second core element of the enhanced framework is the annual corporate plan.

Annual Reports are designed to be a comprehensive report on the operations and financial reporting for Commonwealth entities. They summarise our activities and outcomes achieved throughout the year along with analysis of our current position and future plans. They are prepared annually and set out as follows:

  • departmental overview
  • key performance measures of the portfolio
  • the portfolio performance against key measures
  • management and accountability
  • financial statements of the Department.

For further information, or if you need an alternative accessible version of the annual report publications, please contact media@homeaffairs.gov.au.