Department of Finance
As a central agency of the Australian Government, the Department of Finance (Finance) plays an important role in assisting government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met, particularly with regard to expenditure, financial management, and the operations of government.
Essential services delivered by Finance include supporting the delivery of the
Australian Government Budget, the ongoing management of the Australian
Government’s non-defence domestic property portfolio and key asset sales.
Finance is also responsible for the financial framework for Australian
Government Agencies. Additionally, Finance provides entitlements advice and support to parliamentarians and their employees, maintains shareholder
oversight for Government Business Enterprises (GBEs), provides general
insurance services to government agencies and promotes improved risk
management. Finance also provides strategic advice, guidance and service
provision for the productive application of new and existing information and
communication technologies to government operations.