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Welcome to the Auditor-General's Department

The Auditor-General is the independent auditor of the South Australian public sector.

The Auditor-General reports directly to Parliament on the audits and examinations of State and local government agencies covering financial reports and operations, controls and matters of public interest.

Auditors-General have been responsible for auditing South Australian Government finances, systems and processes since 1839.

The Auditor-General contributes to public sector financial accountability and performance for the benefit of all South Australians.

As one of the largest external auditing organisations in South Australia, the Auditor-General's Department highly values its independence.


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Report on the Operations of the Auditor-General's Department for the year ended 30 June 2017

This Report provides information on the Auditor-General’s Department’s activities and performance in 2016-17.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Annual Report of the Auditor-General for the year ended 30 June 2017

This Report is in three parts – Part A, Part B and the Appendix to the Annual Report.

Part A: Executive summary contains the opinions the Auditor-General is required to give under section 36 and identifies any examinations that have made under section 32 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987. It also summarises the main matters brought to the attention of the Parliament and the SA Government resulting from the 2016-17 audits of public sector agencies.

Part B: Agency audit reports contains a summary of the outcomes of the audit of each agency included in the 2016-17 Auditor-General’s Annual Report. It features a snapshot of key agency information covering functional responsibility, financial statistics, significant events and transactions, and whether the financial statement and financial controls opinions are unmodified or modified (qualified).

The Appendix to the Annual Report (Volumes 1 to 5) contains the Treasurer’s statements and scanned copies of the final audited financial reports of public sector agencies that were forwarded to me that are, in my opinion, of sufficient importance to warrant publication.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Report on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment for the designated period 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

This Report provides an executive summary of the matters arising from the audit for the three reporting terms of reference provided for in the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act 2011

Our review for this period found that significant progress has been made in addressing some long outstanding matters raised in previous Reports. However some matters still require attention, including:

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) indicated in its response that these matters are being progressed:

  • finalising and closing out outstanding defects
  • procurement planning for the delivery of works by AOSMA
  • monitoring, reporting, procurement and contract management of works for the oval.
Friday, 1 September 2017

Examination of governance in local government: June 2017

This report outlines the finding of a review of a regional subsidiary of the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority to determine whether their activities are being managed efficiently and economically through a sound governance and accountability framework. Key principles of good governance that this examination focused on include administrative arrangements, management and oversight, transparency and accountability, and conduct.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: The Torrens Road to River Torrens South Road Upgrade Project: June 2017

This report provides detailed commentary and audit observations on our review to assess whether effective controls were in place over the following elements of the Torrens to Torrens Project:

  • planning, evaluation and approval processes
  • governance and accountability arrangements
  • Commonwealth funding arrangements
  • compulsory land acquisition processes.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: Enterprise Pathology Laboratory Information System: June 2017

This report provides detailed commentary and audit observations on a review of the implementation of the Enterprise Pathology Laboratory Information System Program to assess whether it is being delivered on time, on budget and with the planned system functionality.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


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Reports to parliament

The Auditor-General produces several types of reports to Parliament. The main report is the Auditor General’s Annual Report which is required to be completed by 30 September each year.

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Our people

If you join our department you will become part of a friendly and supportive team committed to professional excellence. You will work collaboratively doing a variety of interesting and challenging work.

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