The department’s role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia’s security; enhancing Australia’s prosperity; delivering an effective and high quality aid programme; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.
The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.
- Annual Regulatory Plan 2011–12
- Annual Reports
- Contracts - Spring/Autumn Senate Report
- DFAT APSC Capability Review Report
- Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014 [PDF 504 KB] | [Word 516 KB]
- Environmental policy
- Freedom of information
- International Relations Grants Program
- Grant recipients
- Legal services expenditure
- Legislation for which the department is responsible - see the Administrative Arrangements Order (PMC website)
- Newly created departmental files
- Portfolio Budget Statements
- Public Interest Disclosures
- Workplace diversity
Consular Strategy 2014-16
Public input was invited into the development of a Consular Strategy for the period 2014-16.