The Auditor General’s functions and powers are prescribed in the Auditor General Act 2006.
The Office of the Auditor General is established as a department of the public service under the Public Sector Management Act 1994. As Chief Executive Officer, the Auditor General is also responsible for a range of staffing functions under this Act.
As the accountable authority of the Office, the Auditor General has financial management and reporting responsibilities under the Financial Management Act 2006.
We conduct financial and performance audits in accordance with the Auditor General Act 2006 and auditing standards issued by the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. More information on our audit function is available in our Audit Practice Statement.
For a list of all legislation affecting the Office’s activities, please see our current annual report.