Our work connects, and enriches every Australian community, underpins our economy and society, and empowers our regions. We provide strategic policy advice, administer fit-for-purpose regulation and deliver programs and services in the major infrastructure, transport, communications and arts sectors, supporting our regions, cities and territories.

This work includes planning for the global digital economy, designing liveable future-facing cities and creating the transport and telecommunications systems of tomorrow. We also help empower our regional communities, promote our thriving arts sector and protect and celebrate the culture, heritage and languages of First Nations people.

Respectful – we create diverse teams and a respectful and inclusive culture that supports high performance, innovation and the wellbeing of all people across the Department. Adaptive – we are constantly learning and adapting to improve what we do and we have corporate systems in place to support staff in a rapidly changing world. Informed – we have the expertise, knowledge and skills that we need to succeed, and we have good communication practices. Accountable – we are rewarded and trusted to deliver, we are held accountable for the results and delivering with integrity, and we celebrate our success. Collaborative – we work together and with others across the system, to achieve our objectives and deliver for the Australian community.

Our priorities are:

  • Transport connectivity – Supporting an efficient, sustainable, competitive, accessible, safe and secure transport system and jobs through infrastructure investment.
  • Regional development – Improving living standards and facilitating economic growth in cities and regions, including northern Australia.
  • Communications connectivity – Enabling Australians to connect to effective, safe communications services and fostering investment in communications technologies, for inclusiveness and sustainable economic growth.
  • Territories – Providing governance frameworks and services to support communities in the territories.
  • Creativity and culture – Supporting sustainable and inclusive creative and cultural sectors, and protecting and promoting Australian content and culture.

We offer support to our staff through our strong commitment to learning and development, fostering professional opportunities and support of our six Diversity and Inclusion networks.