Auditor-General's Department

Who we are

The Auditor-General is the independent auditor for the South Australian public sector. As one of the largest external auditing organisations in the state we audit more than 160 departments and agencies. These include education, police, transport, health, housing, arts and many other services.

The Auditor-General's Department employs about 120 employees. Our office and most of our clients are located in the Adelaide CBD.


What we do

The role of the Auditor-General is to provide independent assurance to Parliament that Government activities are conducted and accounted for properly and are in accordance with the law.

Most of our teams undertake financial audits and controls opinion audits while specialist teams look into information systems issues and special reviews in areas of public interest and the local government sector.

The Auditor-General has an important part in ensuring public sector accountability. The Auditor-General also assists the public sector agencies to improve their performance in delivering better outcomes to the community.


Our people

Our staff are highly motivated professionals who are committed to the task of upholding proper use of public sector resources. Our supportive teams foster open communication, mutual respect, collaboration and diversity. Our workplace flexibility allows people to balance their work and personal lives.