Administrative Arrangements Orders, 1906+

Administrative Arrangements Orders (AAOs) specify firstly, the subject matters, and secondly, the legislation dealt with by particular government departments. From 1906 to 2010 AAOs were published in the Commonwealth Gazette, which currently means either the regular Government Notices Gazette or a Special Gazette. They are often re-issued, especially when a new government comes to power, and may also be amended from time to time as the structure of government departments changes. For an example of a new consolidation, see Special Gazette 492, dated 22 December 2003; for an example of an amending AAO, see Special Gazette 230, dated 25 June 2004. For further background see Administrative Arrangements Order : Third Report of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts (Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers, 1951-53, vol. 2, p. 507-530).

 

The list below, of all Administrative Arrangements Orders since the first one was Gazetted in 1906, shows the date on which the Governor-General signed the Order, the date of the gazette in which it was published, and the gazette number and page numbers, as well as whether the Order was a new consolidation.

From July 2001, the Commonwealth Gazette is available online. Earlier issues are available at the National Library and State Libraries, as well as elsewhere. See the GovPubs database for further details.

From 30 June 2013, print publication of the Government Notices, Special and Periodic Gazettes ceased. From 1 July 2013, Gazette Notices are available online immediately on publication through ComLaw. The list below will reflect theses changes by referencing the unique ComLaw ID number of the gazette.

The National Archives of Australia and the Attorney-General's Department (through ComLaw) provide access to some electronic copies of AAOs, although not all come from the Commonwealth Gazette.

Date of AAO

Date of Gazette

Gazette Number / ComLaw ID Number

New Consolidation?

11 December 1906

15 December 1906

71, pp. 1536 7

 

4 April 1912

13 April 1912

26, pp. 475 8

Yes

20 December 1916

21 December 1916

188, pp. 3451 3

Yes

17 July 1918

18 July 1918

105, pp. 1519 21

Yes

14 March 1923

15 March 1923

19, pp. 360 2

Yes

24 June 1925

2 July 1925

53, pp. 1040 3

Yes

13 August 1925

20 August 1925

64, p. 1257

 

3 November 1925

5 November 1925

94, p. 1687

 

11 December 1928

15 December 1928

139, pp. 3503 6

Yes

21 April 1930

1 May 1930

33, p. 862

 

27 August 1930

4 September 1930

78, p. 1795

 

13 April 1932

14 April 1932

35, pp. 545 8

Yes

11 April 1934

12 April 1934

22, p. 591

 

13 August 1936

14 August 1936

67, pp. 1503 8

Yes

4 April 1939

6 April 1939

18, pp. 593 8

Yes

12 July 1939

13 July 1939

46, p. 1265

 

29 November 1939

30 November 1939

153, pp. 2633 9

Yes

20 November 1940

28 November 1940

238, p. 2532

 

22 April 1941

22 May 1941

100, p. 1093

 

23 March 1943

25 March 1943

66, p. 718

 

9 March 1944

11 March 1944

50, p. 643

 

25 July 1945

26 July 1945

145, p. 1637

 

27 August 1945

4 September 1945

170, p. 1920

 

12 September 1945

13 September 1945

176, p. 1980

 

12 December 1946

19 December 1946

239, p. 3527

 

12 March 1947

14 March 1947

52, pp. 889 99

Yes

1 April 1947

8 April 1947

68, pp. 1087 97

Yes

16 April 1947

17 April 1947

72, p. 1143

 

15 October 1947

23 October 1947

202, p. 3044

 

7 May 1948

13 May 1948

76, pp. 2153 4*

 

11 May 1949

19 May 1949

34, p. 1247

 

29 June 1949

30 June 1949

48, p. 1897

 

13 July 1949

21 July 1949

54, p. 2041**

 

21 July 1949

28 July 1949

55, p. 2105

 

4 August 1949

11 August 1949

58, p. 2219

 

11 January 1950

12 January 1950

3, p. 105

 

9 March 1950

17 March 1950

15, p. 666

 

? March 1950

17 March 1950

15, pp. 666 7

 

24 August 1950

31 August 1950

51, p. 2167

 

16 November 1950

23 November 1950

71, pp. 3015 26

Yes

4 January 1951

5 January 1951

2, p. 49

 

21 June 1951

2 July 1951

46, pp. 1653 65

Yes

23 November 1954

25 November 1954

73, p. 3537

 

22 April 1956

27 April 1956

20, p. 1199

 

30 August 1956

6 September 1956

51, p. 2703

 

23 April 1951

24 April 1958

25, pp. 1331 8

Yes

13 June 1952

19 June 1952

43, p. 2833

 

11 January 1956

12 January 1956

3, pp. 173 4

 

30 April 1959

7 May 1959

28, pp. 1633 40

Yes

17 March 1961

23 March 1961

28, pp. 1265 72

Yes

14 February 1962

16 February 1962

10, pp. 627 35

Yes

17 December 1963

18 December 1963

106A, p. 4577A

 

17 December 1963

20 December 1963

108, p. 4668

 

16 January 1964

17 January 1964

7, pp. 333 41

Yes

19 March 1964

23 March 1964

27, pp. 1153 61

Yes

4 May 1964

14 May 1964

45, p. 1767

 

2 July 1964

16 July 1964

61, p. 2811

 

8 January 1965

21 January 1965

8, pp. 461 8

Yes

4 November 1965

5 November 1965

87, pp. 4833 40

Yes

13 December 1966

13 December 1966

103A, pp. 6217A

 

9 March 1967

10 March 1967

22, pp. 1357 66

Yes

28 February 1968

28 February 1968

18A, pp. 1116A B

 

11 March 1968

12 March 1968

22A, pp. 1532A B

 

16 May 1968

16 May 1968

45, pp. 2791 2800

Yes

7 June 1968

20 June 1968

55, p. 3370

 

11 October 1968

31 October 1968

90, p. 6168

 

19 December 1968

23 December 1968

109, p. 7571

 

16 April 1970

17 April 1970

30, pp. 2535 46

Yes

6 November 1970

6 November 1970

98, p. 7507

 

18 January 1971

18 January 1971

4, pp. 439 50

Yes

12 March 1971

15 March 1971

28, pp. 1874 6

 

31 May 1971

31 May 1971

56A, pp. 3303A B

 

1 February 1972

17 February 1972

14, p. 1

 

6 March 1972

6 March 1972

17, pp. 1 13

Yes

17 July 1972

18 July 1972

62A, p. 1

 

14 July 1972

21 July 1972

65, p. 1

 

20 October 1972

25 October 1972

99A, pp. 1 2

 

9 November 1972

10 November 1972

111, p. 1

 

9 November 1972

14 November 1972

112A, p. 1

 

19 December 1972

20 December 1972

131, pp. 1 14

Yes

20 December 1972

21 December 1972

135, p. 2

 

5 March 1973

5 March 1973

28, pp. 1 2

 

5 March 1973

9 March 1973

30, pp. 1 2

 

9 October 1973

8 November 1973

171, p. 2

 

30 November 1973

30 November 1973

183, pp. 1 8

 

4 December 1973

5 December 1973

184C, p. 1

 

12 June 1974

12 June 1974

48B, pp. 3 7

 

1 October 1974

2 October 1974

80B, pp. 1 18

Yes

11 December 1974

11 December 1974

100D, p. 1

 

8 February 1975

10 February 1975

S21, pp. 1 18

Yes

28 February 1975

28 February 1975

S39, p. 1

 

4 March 1975

4 March 1975

S42, p. 1

 

27 March 1975

27 March 1975

S59, pp. 2 3

 

21 April 1975

21 April 1975

S70, p. 2

 

6 June 1975

6 June 1975

S104, pp. 3 4

 

1 July 1975

1 July 1975

S128, pp. 2 20

Yes

26 September 1975

29 September 1975

S192, p. 1

 

7 October 1975

7 October 1975

S200, pp. 1 3

 

14 October 1975

14 October 1975

S208, p. 1

 

30 October 1975

30 October 1975

S220, p. 1

 

14 November 1975

14 November 1975

S233, p. 1

 

22 December 1975

22 December 1975

S262, pp. 3 20

Yes

23 June 1976

23 June 1976

S106, p. 1

 

5 October 1976

5 October 1976

S175, pp. 1 17

Yes

8 November 1976

8 November 1976

S199, pp. 1 2

 

7 December 1976

7 December 1976

S223, pp. 2 7

 

16 December 1976

16 December 1976

S231, p. 1

 

17 July 1977

17 July 1977

S144, pp. 1 2

 

5 September 1977

8 September 1977

S188, pp. 1 20

Yes

20 December 1977

20 December 1977

S291, pp. 1 19

Yes

23 February 1978

23 February 1978

S36, pp. 1 2

 

1 June 1978

1 June 1978

S94, p. 1

 

4 July 1978

4 July 1978

S125, p. 1

 

28 September 1978

28 September 1978

S190, pp. 1 20

Yes

5 December 1978

5 December 1978

S269, pp. 1 2

 

21 February 1979

26 February 1979

S37, pp. 1 19

Yes

11 September 1979

12 September 1979

S181, pp. 1 19

Yes

7 November 1979

7 November 1979

S229, p. 1

 

8 December 1979

8 December 1979

S259, p. 1

 

3 September 1980

5 September 1980

S199, pp. 1 18

Yes

3 November 1980

3 November 1980

S250, pp. 1 18

Yes

21 December 1981

23 December 1981

S268, pp. 1 18

Yes

7 May 1982

7 May 1982

S91, pp. 1 18

Yes

11 March 1983

11 March 1983

S46, pp. 1 18

Yes

11 March 1983

18 March 1983

S51, p. 1

 

1 July 1983

1 July 1983

S134, pp. 1 18

Yes

1 March 1984

1 March 1984

S83, pp. 1 19

Yes

27 June 1984

2 July 1984

S255, pp. 1 19

Yes

13 December 1984

13 December 1984

S521, pp. 1 19

Yes

30 July 1985

1 August 1985

S302, pp. 1 19

Yes

12 December 1985

12 December 1985

S523, p. 1

 

30 January 1986

31 January 1986

S30, pp. 1 20

Yes

22 May 1986

30 May 1986

S247, p. 1

 

30 January 1987

3 February 1987

S16, pp. 1 19

Yes

24 July 1987

24 July 1987

S183, pp. 1 19

Yes

13 September 1987

22 September 1987

S242, p. 1

 

3 March 1988

4 March 1988

S64, pp. 1 19

Yes

6 February 1989

15 February 1989

GN6, p. 394

 

13 March 1989

13 March 1989

S87, pp. 1 20

Yes

28 June 1989

12 July 1989

GN26, p. 1577

 

31 July 1989

16 August 1989

GN31, p. 1976

 

19 February 1990

28 February 1990

GN8, p. 455

 

27 June 1990

3 July 1990

S182, pp. 1 21

Yes

7 June 1991

20 June 1991

S158, p. 1

 

29 October 1991

6 November 1991

GN43, p. 3535

 

27 December 1991

27 December 1991

S370, p. 1

 

31 January 1992

5 February 1992

S37, pp. 1 30

Yes

30 June 1992

8 July 1992

GN27, p. 1834

 

24 March 1993

24 March 1993

S91, pp. 1 25

Yes

1 April 1993

14 April 1993

GN14, pp. 994 5

 

28 June 1993

7 July 1993

GN26, p. 1977

 

19 August 1993

1 September 1993

GN34, p. 2487

 

15 December 1993

12 January 1994

GN1, p. 136

 

23 December 1993

12 January 1994

GN1, pp. 137 40

 

24 December 1993

12 January 1994

GN1, p. 141

 

30 January 1994

9 February 1994

GN5, pp. 440 2

 

25 March 1994

6 April 1994

GN13, pp. 983 6

 

1 June 1994

6 June 1994

S199, pp. 1 26

Yes

29 November 1995

13 December 1995

GN49, p. 4583

 

11 March 1996

11 March 1996

S93, pp. 1 27

Yes

23 April 1996

8 May 1996

GN18, pp. 1379 84

 

18 July 1997

30 July 1997

GN30, pp. 2179 80

 

9 October 1997

15 October 1997

GN41, pp. 3000 8

 

18 February 1998

25 February 1998

GN8, pp. 613 4

 

18 June 1998

24 June 1998

GN25, pp. 1985 2019

Yes

21 October 1998

22 October 1998

S514, pp. 1 38 [ScalePlus version, as amended to 7/2/2001]

Yes

17 December 1998

6 January 1999

GN1, pp. 74 8

 

30 April 1999

5 May 1999

GN18, pp. 1226 7

 

30 January 2001

7 February 2001

GN5, pp. 389 91

 

13 September 2001

14 September 2001

S370, pp. 1 42

Yes

26 November 2001

27 November 2001

S468, pp. 1 40
[ComLaw version]

Yes

20 December 2001

16 January 2002

GN2, pp. 204 7

 

8 August 2002

14 August 2002

GN32 , pp. 2210 2

 

9 October 2003

15 October 2003

GN41 , pp. 3111 5

 

18 December 2003

22 December 2003

S492 , pp. 1 40

Yes

24 June 2004

25 June 2004

S230, pp. 1 4

 

21 July 2004

22 July 2004

S296 , pp. 1 2

 
26 October 2004 27 October 2004 S427, pp. 1 42 Yes
16 December 2004 17 December 2004 S518, pp. 1 44 Yes
21 July 2005 21 July 2005 S139, pp. 1 6  
27 January 2006 27 January 2006 S16, pp. 1 3  
21 September 2006 21 September 2006 S178, pp. 1 44 Yes
30 January 2007 30 January 2007 S17, pp. 1 3  
3 December 2007 3 December 2007 S251, pp. 1 42 Yes
25 January 2008 25 January 2008 S21, pp. 1-43 Yes
1 May 2008 1 May 2008 S93, pp.1-2; S96, pp. 1-2*  
8 March 2010 10 March 2010 S27, pp. 1-3  
6 May 2010 12 May 2010 GN18, p. 956*** Yes
29 June 2010 7 July 2010 GN 26, p. 1475-7  
14 September 2010 15 September 2010 S159*** Yes [fulltext]
14 October 2010 20 October 2010 GN41, p. 2372*** Yes [fulltext]
19 October 2011         25 October 2011 S166, pp. 1-2  
7 December 2011 15 December 2011 S193, pp. 1-2   
14 December 2011     16 December 2011 S195*** Yes [fulltext]
9 February 2012  10 February 2012  S16*** Yes [fulltext]
25 March 2013 27 March 2013 S39 (amends AAO made 9 Feb 2012)
16 May 2013  17 May 2013  S56***  Yes [fulltext]
18 September 2013 19 September 2013 C2013Q00006  Yes [fulltext]
18 September 2013 19 September 2013 C2013G01404****   
3 October 2013  3 October 2013  C2013G01473 (amends AAO made 18 Sep 2013)
3 October 2013  10 October 2013 C2013Q00007  Yes [fulltext]

* Two separate orders were made and gazetted on these days.
** Three separate orders were made and gazetted on these days.
*** Notification only published in the Gazette. Current issue published on Prime Minister & Cabinet website.
****Abolition, Establishment and Renaming of Departments of State.

 


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