Australian Capital Territory Administration, Central Office

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Australian Capital Territory Administration, Central Office

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CA 6655

Description area

Dates of existence

24 July 1987 -


The ACT Administration Central Office was established as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Orders of 24 July 1987. It operated within the Department of Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories (CA 5984) and was responsible for matters relating to the Australian Capital Territory. The Australian Capital Territory was formerly administered by the Department of Territories [II] (CA 4135).

The ACT Administration Central Office performed many functions for the ACT which, in the states, are performed by State government departments and municipal councils. Separate from Central Office were the ACT Health Authority and the ACT Schools Authority which provided health services and education (to college level) and the National Capital Development Commission which was responsible for the planning, design and construction of Canberra. The Canberra College of Advanced Education was also an independent body within the ACT Administration. Law enforcement and policy security matters were the responsibility of the Attorney-General.


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Authority record identifier

TA 129

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National Archives of Australia agency registration

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

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