Administrative Arrangements Orders

Administrative Arrangements Orders (AAOs) formally allocate executive responsibility among ministers. They set out which matters and legislation are administered by which department or portfolio. AAOs are re-issued or amended to take into account changes in the structure of government. The information hosted here is for historical purposes only.

The following AAOs are listed by the date on which they were ordered by the Governer-General (on the advice of the Prime Minister).

1901 to 10 December 1906

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1901 and 10 December 1906. Prior to 11 December 1906, arrangements were not listed in the Commonwealth Gazette.

11 December 1906–1910

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 11 December 1906 and 31 December 1910.

1911–1920

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1911 and 31 December 1920.

1921–1930

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1921 and 31 December 1930.

1931–1940

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1931 and 31 December 1940.

1941–1950

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1941 and 31 December 1950.

1951–1960

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1951 and 31 December 1960.

1961–1970

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1961 and 31 December 1970.

1971–1980

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1971 and 31 December 1980.

1981–1990

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1981 and 31 December 1990.

1991–2000

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 1991 and 31 December 2000.

2001–2010

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2010.

2011–current

The following list contains links to copies of Administrative Arrangements Orders signed by the Governor-General after 1 January 2011.
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