Index page to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet annual reports. Reports are available in PDF format and can be downloaded in full, or in sections.
Provides information on the symbolism and history of the Australian National Anthem. Includes information on the protocols for use of the anthem and words and music scores are available for download.
Provides information on the symbolism and history of the Australian National Flag. Includes information on the protocols for flying the flag and commercial use of the flag. Also provides flag images and template files for download.
Explore the A-Z lists of both Australian and Imperial awards, find out how and when to wear a medal, and what post-nominal entitlements apply as well as learn about honorary awards and foreign awards.
Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. Provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.
Calendar of events by month and date for honours and national symbols. Includes information about which flags to fly on specific days.
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia and its authority and ownership. Provides history and various images of the Coat of Arms.
Ask the Prime Minister a question, give advice and pass on well-wishes.
The 2010 White paper sets out the nature of the terrorist threat to Australia and the strategy for countering terrorism.
Australia's national floral emblem is the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha Benth). Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national floral emblem.
Australia's national gemstone is the opal. Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national gemstone.
During the caretaker period, the business of government continues. The 'caretaker conventions' ensure that the caretaker government's actions do not bind an incoming government and limit its freedom of action.
Provides advice to other Australian Government agencies on many aspects of public administration. This section highlights some of these guidelines and procedures.
Australia has a system of honours and awards so its citizens can be recognised for excellence, achievement or meritorious service. Provides details about the honours system and how to nominate/apply for awards.
Provides information on the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) comprising five flexible, broad-based programmes: Jobs, land and economy; Children and schooling; Safety and wellbeing; Culture and capability and Remote Australia strategies.
These annual Awards recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people, or to promote Indigenous issues or for excellence shown in their chosen field.
Australia's national colours are green and gold. Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national colours.
Provides policy advice and supports the delivery of better outcomes for women.
Provides a brief history of other Australian flags including the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, the Australian Defence Force and those represented by specific government services.
Provides links to information about the current parliament and advice and guidance about the operations of Cabinet and the Federal Executive.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements.
Provides information about the Prime Minister, members of the Government, recent announcements and publications, and how to contact the Prime Minister.
Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries are entrusted with the conduct of public business and must act in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of integrity and propriety.