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 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 the Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register). 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 the Legislation Register) 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 [As amended to 7 Feb 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             Yes
20 December 2001 16 January 2002 GN2, pp. 204 7  
8 August 2002 14 August 2002 GN32 , pp. 2210-2212  
9 October 2003 15 October 2003 GN41 , pp. 3111-3115  
18 December 2003 22 December 2003 S492  Yes
24 June 2004 25 June 2004 S230  
21 July 2004 22 July 2004 S296   
26 October 2004 27 October 2004 S427 Yes
16 December 2004 17 December 2004 S518 Yes
21 July 2005 21 July 2005 S139  
27 January 2006 27 January 2006 S16  
21 September 2006 21 September 2006 S178 Yes
30 January 2007 30 January 2007 S17  
3 December 2007 3 December 2007 S251 Yes
25 January 2008 25 January 2008 S21 Yes
1 May 2008 1 May 2008 S93; S96*  
8 March 2010 10 March 2010 S27  
6 May 2010 12 May 2010 GN18, p. 956*** Yes
29 June 2010 7 July 2010 GN 26, pp. 1475-1477  
14 September 2010 15 September 2010 S159*** Yes [C2010Q00191]
14 October 2010 20 October 2010 GN41, p. 2372*** Yes [C2010Q00232]
19 October 2011         25 October 2011 S166  
7 December 2011 15 December 2011 S193   
14 December 2011     16 December 2011 S195*** Yes [C2011Q00073]
9 February 2012  10 February 2012  S16*** Yes [C2012Q00019]
25 March 2013 27 March 2013 S39 (Amends AAO made 9 Feb 2012)
16 May 2013  17 May 2013  S56***  Yes [C2013Q00004]
18 September 2013 19 September 2013 C2013Q00006  Yes
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
12 December 2013 14 December 2013  C2014Q00003   Yes
23 December 2014 7 January 2015  C2015Q00002  Yes
9 July 2015  15 July 2015  C2015Q00005  Yes
21 September 2015 1 October 2015  C2015Q00006 (Amends AAO made 9 July 2015)  Yes
30 September 2015  6 October 2015 C2015Q00007 (Amends AAO made 9 July 2015)  Yes
18 February 2016 23 February 2016 C2016Q00007 (Amends AAO made 9 July 2015)  Yes

* 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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