Australian Government regulator stocktake

The stocktake provides visibility of the spread of regulatory functions across the Australian Government and supports greater transparency on the issuing of Ministerial Statements of Expectations (SOEs) and Regulator Statements of Intentions (SOIs).

Regulatory functions are listed by portfolio with a short summary on regulator function, whether they are internal to a department or an external entity, relevant legislation, regulated community and links to SOEs and SOIs where available.

Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Australian Fisheries Management Authority External No No
Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority External Yes Yes
Biosecurity Internal No No
Export Internal No No
Illegal logging Internal No No
Imported food Internal No No
Levies Internal No No
Wine Australia External Yes Yes
Attorney-General's
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission External Yes Yes
Australian Financial Security Authority External Yes Yes
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre External Yes Yes
Criminal Justice Division, Transnational Crime Branch, Firearms and Illicit Drugs Section Internal Yes Yes
Families & Legal System Division, Family Law Branch, Family Law Services, Practitioner Accreditation Unit Internal Yes Yes
Families & Legal System Division, Family Law Branch, Marriage Law and Celebrants Section Internal Yes Yes
International Law & Human Rights Division - Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Internal Yes Yes
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner External Yes Yes
Office of the Communications Access Coordinator Internal Yes Yes
Transparency and Administrative Law Branch - Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Internal Yes Yes
Transparency and Administrative Law Branch - Lobbying Code of Conduct Internal Yes Yes
Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Atmosphere and Reporting Branch, DCCEEW Internal No No
Australian Antarctic Division Internal No No
Australian Energy Regulator External No No
Biodiversity Conservation Division Internal No No
Bureau of Meteorology External No No
Clean Energy Regulator External No No
Commercial Building Program Section Internal No No
Director of National Parks External No No
Environment Approvals Internal No No
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority External No No
Greenhouse & Energy Minimum Standards Regulator Internal No No
IChEMS National Register, DCCEEW Internal No No
Indigenous Heritage Protection Office Internal No No
Murray Darling Basin Authority External No No
Office of the Inspector General of Water Compliance External No No
Regulatory functions within the Fuel Security Framework Internal No No
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust External Yes No
Waste Regulation and Stewardship Branch, DCCEEW Internal No No
Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Regulator Internal No No
Wildlife Trade Office Internal No No
Defence
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Defence Export Controls External No No
Strategic Policy -Woomera Protected Area Coordination Office Internal No No
Education
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency External No No
Employment and Workplace Relations
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Australian Skills Quality Authority External Yes Yes
Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation External No No
Comcare External No No
Fair Work Ombudsman External No No
Federal Safety Commissioner Internal No No
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission External No No
Seacare Authority External No No
Finance
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Australian Electoral Commission External No No
Office of the National Data Commissioner Internal Yes Yes
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office Internal No No
Australian Sanctions Office Internal No No
Health and Aged Care
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission External Yes Yes
Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme Internal Yes Yes
Health Benefits Compliance Internal Yes Yes
Hearing Services Program Internal Yes Yes
Office of Drug Control Internal Yes Yes
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator Internal Yes Yes
Professional Services Review Scheme External Yes Yes
Regulatory oversight of private health insurance and private hospitals Internal Yes Yes
Sport Integrity Australia External Yes Yes
Supporting access to pharmaceutical benefits Internal Yes Yes
Therapeutic Goods Administration Internal Yes Yes
Home Affairs
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Australian Border Force Internal No No
Department of Home Affairs Internal No No
Industry, Science and Resources
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Anti-Dumping Commission External No No
Australian Industry Participation Authority Internal No No
IP Australia External No No
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme Internal No No
Mineral Export Permissions (Uranium) Internal No No
National Measurement Institute Internal No No
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority External Yes Yes
National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator Internal No No
Office of the Space Regulator, Australian Space Agency Internal No No
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Air Services Australia External No No
Australian Communications and Media Authority External Yes Yes
Australian Maritime Safety Authority External No No
Australian Transport Safety Bureau External No No
Civil Aviation Safety Authority External Yes Yes
Office of the eSafety Commissioner External Yes Yes
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts through the Domestic Aviation and Reform Division Internal Yes Yes
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts through the International Aviation, Technology and Services Division Internal Yes Yes
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts through the Maritime and Shipping Branch Internal Yes Yes
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts through the Vehicle Safety Policy and Partnerships Branch and Vehicle Safety Operations Branch Internal Yes Yes
Prime Minister and Cabinet
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations - Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) External No No
Workplace Gender Equality Agency External No No
Social Services
Regulator Type SOE SOI
National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission External Yes Yes
Services Australia External No No
Treasury
Regulator Type SOE SOI
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission External No No
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission External No No
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority External Yes Yes
Australian Securities and Investments Commission External No No
Australian Taxation Office External No No
Payment Times Reporting Regulator Internal Yes Yes
Payments System Board (Reserve Bank of Australia) External No No
Tax Practitioners Board (within ATO) External No No
Treasury - Foreign Investment Division Internal No No