About us

The department’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth.

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.

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Last Updated: 10 January 2019
The front of RG Casey Building
DFAT head office is in R.G. Casey Building, Canberra.