Welcome to the Office of the Auditor General for Western Australia

Our mission is to serve the public interest through independent auditing and reporting on State and local government finances and performance.

Better practice guidance

We develop better practice guidance to help the Western Australian public sector perform efficiently and effectively. Our latest guidance includes:
• staff exit controls
• grants administration
• preparing financial statements.

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Audit finds local governments did not have current and complete cyber security policies & processes to help them manage cyber risks & effectively respond to cyber-threats. Only 3 of the 15 audited LGs detected & appropriately responded to our simulated ethical test cyber-attack.

Just tabled: Audit Results Report – 2020-21 Financial Audits of State Government Entities. Seventeen entities received qualified audit opinions on 31 separate matters, an increase from 7 entities and 11 matters last year. This is the most ever reported by this office.

Auditor General’s report finds WA’s mass COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has been largely effective but some vulnerable people and areas are missing out, partly due to inequitable access. Read more: http://www.audit.wa.gov.au

Audit finds the WaterCorp has improved its management of the water pipe network. However, the volume of unbilled water, including losses from leaks and bursts, has risen across the network, with Perth losses equivalent to 30% of the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant's capacity


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