1. About our annual plan

The Auditor-General provides independent assurance to the Parliament of Victoria and the Victorian community about the financial integrity and performance of the state and local governments, with assistance from the Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO).

Our work program

Under the Audit Act 1994, the Auditor-General must prepare and table an annual plan before 30 June each year that details VAGO's proposed work program for the coming financial year.

Annual Plan 2022–23

This annual plan sets out our proposed work program for the 2022–23 financial year.

Appendix F Agency responses to assurance review

Agencies were required to self‐attest to the accuracy and completeness of their survey response. The survey sought information on the status of performance audit recommendations:

  • from all VAGO performance audits tabled in Parliament in 2018–19 to 2019–20 and two audits that tabled in early 2020–21
  • that were reported to us in our 2020 survey as unresolved from audits tabled in 2015–16 to 2017–18.

In total, the survey included 1 063 recommendations from 76 audits involving 102 agencies. 

Appendix E. Between-year trends of departmental completion times

Departments reported more timely completion rates for recommendations from 2015–16 to 2020–21. Departments completed recommendations from 2018–19 quicker than previous years, as overall completion rates dropped from a median of 35 months to in 2017–18 to 13 months in 2018–19. 

Figures E1 to E4 show a breakdown of between-year trends of department completion times. Due to the short timeframe between reviewing and publishing, we included only two audits from 2020–21. This is why we have excluded 2020–21 in the figures.