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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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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

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: Consolidated Financial Report review: March 2017

This Report provides our observations on the 2015-16 Consolidated Financial Report (CFR), in particular:

  • the purpose of the CFR
  • highlights of the CFR
  • an analysis of the State’s actual financial performance
  • an analysis of the State’s actual financial position
  • an overview of the CFR reporting frameworks
  • the findings of our review of the CFR.

The CFR is a key financial accountability document that reports the SA Government’s actual financial performance and position for the year. The 2015-16 CFR was published on the DTF website in January 2017.

The CFR incorporates both the whole of government financial report and the financial report of the general government sector. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


We are looking for highly motivated and skilled people who enjoy working in a team. We offer rewarding careers to people beginning their careers and experienced employees.

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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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