This page provides access to information about the structure and operations of the Department, with links to key reporting documents and to information on career options and employment benefits.
On this page
- Our work
- Corporate Plan
- Key people and organisational structure
- Social Media Public Policy
- Accountability and reporting
- Australian Government Budget
- Departmental archive
- Contact us
The Department has four strategic priorities.
- enhancing digital productivity
- enhancing digital infrastructure
- promoting efficient communications markets
- strengthening our capabilities.
Read more about the Department's purpose, role, strategic priorities, culture and values in the 2014-17 Corporate Plan.
To print the Corporate Plan (PDF), please select 'print both sides' or 'two-sided' in your print dialogue settings and 'flip on short edge'. This will print the plan in landscape orientation as a concertina tri-fold document.
Key people and organisational structure
Find the responsibilities of senior executive staff and see how operational areas of the department are grouped.
The Department is progressively moving to a new organisational structure from February 2014 to support the delivery of its strategic priorities for 2014-17. Information on this page will be progressively updated during this process.
Social Media Public Policy
The Social Media Public Policy explains how the Department of Communications engages in social media. It outlines what you can expect from us and the things we expect from you when you engage with us. This policy relates to all of our social media activities.
Accountability and reporting
The links below provide access to a range of resources with detailed information on different aspects of administration of the department.
- News and events
- Client Service Charter
- Annual reports
- Complaints Handling Policy
- Freedom of Information (FOI)
- Incoming government brief
- Reconciliation Action Plan
- Agency Multicultural Plan
- Department Contracts Senate Order
- Reporting requirements and reviews
- Work Health and Safety Policy Statement
- File listing
Public Interest Disclosure
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 came into effect 15 January 2014 and replaces existing legislation relating to whistleblowing in the Australian Public Service.
Australian Government Budget
Find details of current vacancies and graduate recruitment activities and how to apply, and the benefits of employment with the department.
Details of contracted service providers that deliver a range of departmental services are published in accordance with the government's Competitive Tendering and Contracting initiative.
Information about the policies, programs and publications from previous iterations of the Department, such as the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts can be found on the Department's archive website.
How to email or otherwise contact the department or the Minister, and information on how to access the holdings in the department's library.