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Administrative Arrangement Orders

The Administrative Arrangements Order or AAO is a document made by the Governor-General. It sets out the matters and Acts dealt with by each Department of State and its Minister(s). AAOs are not legislative instruments and are published by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Copies of almost all AAOs published since 1901 can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation.


The latest version of the Administrative Arrangements Order or AAO made by the Governor-General is available here.

In force

In force legislation is legislation that is on the statute book and has the force of law. On the Federal Register of Legislation, legislation that has been made but not yet commenced is also displayed in the in force listings. In force legislation does not include draft legislation such as Bills or legislation that has ceased, repealed or sunsetted.

No longer in force

Legislation that ceases to have effect or that has been repealed is no longer in force.