Chart of the Western Australian Government

This chart reflects current ministries and includes all Departments, SES agencies, Schedule 1 entities, and a sample of Non-SES organisations.

Ministry:

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of the Premier and Cabinet Department star1
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation Department star1
Public Sector Commission Department arrow, 1
Lotteries Commission (Lotterywest) SES Agency 1
Office of Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment Non-SES Organisation (sample only)  
Parliamentary Commissioner for Administrative Investigations (State Ombudsman) Non-SES Organisation (sample only) arrow, 1, 3
Salaries and Allowances Tribunal Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Gold Corporation Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 1
Governor’s Establishment Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) arrow
Electorate Offices Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation)  

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Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Health Department 1
Mental Health Commission Department 1
Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) SES Agency 1
Animal Resources Authority Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Health and Disability Services Complaints Office Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Health Professional Registration Boards (7) Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Trust Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1

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Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; Jobs and Trade
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Transport Department star1
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Department star1
Rural Business Development Corporation SES Agency 1
Gascoyne Development Commission SES Agency 1
Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission SES Agency 1
Great Southern Development Commission SES Agency 1
Kimberley Development Commission SES Agency 1
Mid West Development Commission SES Agency 12
Peel Development Commission SES Agency 1
Pilbara Development Commission SES Agency 1
South West Development Commission SES Agency 12
Wheatbelt Development Commission SES Agency 1
Agricultural Produce Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Veterinary Surgeons Board Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Western Australian Meat Industry Authority Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1, 2
Port Authorities (5) Schedule 1 Entities (sample only) 23

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Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Communities Department star1
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Department star1
Combat Sports Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 4
Western Australian Sports Centre Trust Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1

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Minister for Transport; Planning
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Department star1
Department of Transport Department star1
Commissioner of Main Roads SES Agency 1
Public Transport Authority of Western Australia SES Agency 1
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority SES Agency 1, 2
Western Australian Planning Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1

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Minister for Police; Road Safety
Organisation name PSM Status  
Western Australia Police Department 1
Police Force Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation)  

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Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Communities Department star1

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Minister for Education and Training
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Education Department 1
Department of Training and Workforce Development Department 1
School Curriculum and Standards Authority SES Agency 1
Colleges est. under Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 (5) SES Agency 1
Trustees of Public Education Endowment Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Building and Construction Industry Training Board Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Universities (5) Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) diamond, 1

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Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Fire and Emergency Services Department 1
Department of Justice Department star1
Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services Department arrow, 1

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Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Treasury Department star, 1
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Department star1
Department of the Premier and Cabinet Department star1
Department of Finance Department star1
Office of the Auditor General Department arrow1
Economic Regulation Authority SES Agency 4
Government Employees Superannuation Board (GESB) SES Agency 12
Insurance Commission of Western Australia SES Agency 12
State Supply Commission SES Agency 1
Western Australian Land Information Authority (Landgate) SES Agency 1
Parliamentary Superannuation Board Non-SES Organisation (sample only)  
Western Australian Building Management Authority Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Western Australian Treasury Corporation Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 12
Western Australian Land Authority (LandCorp) Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 2

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Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth; Asian Engagement
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Communities Department star1
Housing Authority SES Agency 1
Country Housing Authority SES Agency 1

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Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Department star1
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Department star1
Department of Communities Department star1
Disability Services Commission Department 1
Western Australian Electoral Commission Department 1
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority SES Agency 1
Zoological Parks Authority SES Agency 1
Environmental Protection Authority Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Conservation and Parks Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Keep Australia Beautiful Council (WA) Non-SES Organisation (sample only)  

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Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Department star1
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Department star1
Perth Theatre Trust SES Agency 1, 2
The Board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia SES Agency 1
The Library Board of Western Australia SES Agency 1
The Western Australian Museum SES Agency 1
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board SES Agency 12
State Records Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only) arrow, 4
Heritage Council of Western Australia Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
The National Trust of Australia (WA) Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1

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Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Department star1
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation Department star1
Western Australian Tourism Commission SES Agency 1
Rottnest Island Authority SES Agency 1, 2
Small Business Development Corporation SES Agency 1
Burswood Park Board Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Liquor Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only)  
Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Racing and Wagering Western Australia Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 1, 2
Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 1

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Attorney General; Minister for Commerce
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Justice Department star1
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation Department star1
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Department star1
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Department 1
Professional Standards Council SES Agency 1
Commissioner for Children and Young People Non-SES Organisation (sample only) arrow, 1
Commissioner for Equal Opportunity Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1, 3
Corruption and Crime Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only) arrow, 1
Law Reform Commission of Western Australia Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Legal Practice Board Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Office of the Information Commissioner Non-SES Organisation (sample only) arrow, 1, 3
Office of the Public Advocate Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Public Trust Office Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Plumbers Licensing Board Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3

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Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Treasury Department star1
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Department star1
Department of the Registrar Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission Department 1
Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia SES Agency 1
WorkCover Western Australia Authority SES Agency 1
Construction Industry Long Service Leave Payments Board Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 1
Commission for Occupational Safety and Health (WorkSafe) Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 3
Western Australian Energy Disputes Arbitrator Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 1
Electricity Corporations (3) Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 3

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Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
Organisation name PSM Status  
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Department star1
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Department star1
Chemistry Centre (WA) SES Agency 1
Forest Products Commission Non-SES Organisation (sample only) 12
Water Corporation Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 3
Bunbury Water Corporation Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 1
Busselton Water Corporation Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation) 1, 2

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Key to Numbers

(Status in Other Key legislation)

Must report under the Financial Management Act 2006

Listed in Schedule 1 of the Statutory Corporations (Liability of Directors) Act 1996

Must produce a financial report and report on operations under their own legislation (sample only)

The entity’s enabling legislation requires reporting in accordance with the Financial Management Act 2006

Key to Symbols

(Notes on Specific Agencies)

arrow Reports directly to Parliament

star Reports to multiple Ministers

diamond The University of Notre Dame is required to report on expenditure to the Minister

target The Disability Services Commission is both a Department and a Senior Executive Service Agency

 These entities were impacted by 2017 Machinery of Government changes but remain statutory authorities

Key to Colours

(Public Sector Management Act 1994 status)

Department SES Agency
Non-SES Organisation (sample only) Schedule 1 Entity (not an organisation)

 



Page last updated 6 August 2019