Our role

The Auditor-General is an independent officer of the Victorian Parliament, supported by around 185 staff, to provide assurance to Parliament and the Victorian community about how effectively public sector agencies are providing services and using public money. We achieve this through an annual program of financial and performance audits of state and local government public sector entities.

Our audits examine:

  • the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of government agencies, programs and services
  • the quality of resources management
  • opportunities for improvements in management practices and systems
  • the fair presentation of annual financial statements and performance statements
  • compliance with legislative and other requirements
  • wastage or lack of probity in the management of public resources.

Through our audit work, we make recommendations that promote accountability and transparency in government, and improvements in service efficiency and effectiveness. We take a constructive approach to how we engage with our clients. As well as providing assurance about past public sector performance, our auditors provide written advice to agencies on how to improve future performance.

Our audit findings are contained in reports tabled in Parliament and are publicly available.

Read more about the Legislation and standards that govern our work.