• The Office of the Auditor General staff

    Welcome to the Office of the Auditor General

    Colin Murphy is Western Australia’s 18th Auditor General. His Office is responsible for auditing the Western Australian public sector. Appointed by the Governor, the Auditor General reports directly to Parliament and ultimately the people of Western Australia. The Auditor General operates independently of government. This independence is the cornerstone of public sector audit in the Westminster system of government. The purpose of the Office of the Auditor General is: Serving the public interest.

  • Patrons Award Winner, Auditor General Colin Murphy (left) with Premier’s Representative, the Hon Joe Francis (right).

    Auditor General Wins Coveted Patrons Award

    The Auditor General Colin Murphy was recently awarded the 2013 WA Institute of Public Administration Patrons Award for significant contribution to the State and public sector. The Hon Joe Francis, Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services; Veterans presented the prestigious award at the second annual IPAA WA Achievement Awards. Read More..

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    Work in progress

    You may be surprised to know that we have a quite a number of audits on the go at any one time. The details of our current audits are available; including anticipated tabling date, a bit of context and the questions we’ve set out to answer over the course of the audit. Take a look!

    If you are looking for one of our reports that has already been tabled, then you’ve come to the right place! We currently have all our reports since 1996 available on this site..

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    Our work matters. Will yours?

    In the last 12 months we have; completed financial audits on over $192 billion worth of assets, uncovered security risks that could have exposed thousands of personal records to hackers and travelled the state tracking the expenditure of $474.6 million worth of royalties for regions funding…

    The work we do matters to over 2.2 million people living in Western Australia and you can be part of it.

    Check out our careers page for information on our graduate program, current vacancies and other opportunities..

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    Topic Selection

    One of the most important tasks we do is choosing what we audit and when. Topics for our performance audits are carefully and strategically selected against a range of criteria, including risk, materiality and resourcing implications.

    Got an idea for an audit topic? Let us know.

    Want to know more about out topic selection process? Check it out!

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For Agencies

Good to know

Download our best practice agency criteria 2014.

Need to know

Minimum requirements to enable the audit of the Financial Statements to commence

Need to have

Management representation letter (Word document)

Handy to have

Departments - Checklist to be completed on initial receipt of Financial Statement

Handy to have

Statutory Authorities - Checklist to be completed on initial receipt of Financial Statement