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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Report reveals State COVID-19 stimulus initiatives with an approx budget of $2.144 billion have been rolled out to varying extents. Of the 30 initiatives audited, 16 have used over 90% of their budget while 9 initiatives have used less than 30%. Read more http://audit.wa.gov.au

Report reveals most LGs provided C-19 hardship support, however some didn’t do enough to tell their communities about the support or made it too difficult to access. Ensuring eligible applicants receive timely support at their time of need, without undue red tape, is important.

Last financial year we tabled 33 reports in Parliament, the largest number we’ve ever tabled. We aim to produce reports that help to improve the public sector. Read about the impact of some of our audits on page 88 of our Annual Report 2020-2021. https://audit.wa.gov.au/reports-and-publications/reports/annual-report-2020-2021/

Are you a manager with strong communication skills and experience leading IT service delivery? Applications for our Manager Service Operations are open until 6 Oct. Find out more: https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=283098


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