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Australian Government Information: Australian Territories

A brief guide to Australian Federal, State and Territory Government Information

Australian Capital Territory Resources

Government Information

Government Publications

Northern Territory Resources

Government Information

Government Publications

Other Australian Territories Resources

Christmas Island

  • Christmas Island Governance and Administration. Under Australian jurisdiction since 1958, the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has overall responsibility, with services delivered by the Western Australian Government. Laws of Western Australia apply to the territory.

Jervis Bay Territory

  • Jervis Bay Territory Governance and Administration.  The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has overall responsibility for the territory with services are delivered by arrangement with ACT and New South Wales government, the Shoalhaven Shire and some commercial power and infrastructure providers.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands Governance and Administration.  Under Australian jurisdiction since 1955, the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has overall responsibility, with services delivered by the Western Australian Government. Laws of Western Australia apply to the territory.

Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Coral Sea Islands

  • Coral Sea Islands. The Islands are administered by the Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory, their laws apply where specified.  Services are provided by various Commonwealth Departments and Agencies.

Australian Antarctic Territory, Heard Island and Macquarie Island

Indian Ocean Territories

  • Indian Ocean Territories.  The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has overall responsibility for these territories.

Australian Territories

Norfolk Island Government - an historical record

Government Information

Norfolk Island Reform. From 2016, the Administration and The Norfolk Island Advisory Council arrangements are provided by the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Historic Government Publications