Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

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.

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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.