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:
• COVID-19 financial and governance matters
• Security considerations for remote working arrangements
• Contract management - extensions and variations.

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State government entities have improved their general computer controls in 4 of 6 categories, but information security remains an area of significant concern in an intensifying cyber threat environment. Read the State government IS audit report at http://audit.wa.gov.au/reports-and-publications/reports/information-systems-audit-report-2021-state-government-entities/

We’ve developed a guide to promote better practice principles for WA public sector financial statement preparation relevant to over 300 State and local government entities. Download guide and toolkit at https://audit.wa.gov.au/reports-and-publications/reports/better-practice-guide-public-sector-financial-statements/

The Auditor General has found a decision by the former Minister for Ports to provide Parliament with redacted copies of agreements between Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore and Southern Ports Authority was, on balance, reasonable and therefore appropriate. http://audit.wa.gov.au

All WA public universities & TAFEs have received clear (unqualified) audit opinions for their annual financial audits. The report also shows the financial impact of COVID-19 on the sector and some of the measures taken by entities. Read more: http://www.audit.wa.gov.au


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