Contract reporting

Senate Order on Entity contracts

The Senate Order on Entity Contracts (most recently amended May 2015) requires non-corporate Commonwealth entities to place on their internet websites information in relation to each entity’s contracts and their use of confidentiality provisions.

List of Defence Contracts

The contract listing includes all non-procurement contracts to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) which:

  • have been entered into during the reporting period; or
  • have not been fully performed as at the end of the reporting period.

Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, propriety information and the like; and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

Procurement contracts are not included in this contract listing. Procurement contracts are available through the Senate Order Report located on the AusTender Homepage at The report is titled ‘Entity reports for complying with the Senate Order on procurement contracts and use of confidentiality provisions’.

The contract listing excludes contracts that have been exempted from being reported under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Defence contract listing for calendar year 2017 includes 88 contracts valued at $100,000 or more.

The estimated cost of compliance with the Senate Order for calendar year 2017 for Defence is $3,899. The estimated cost of compliance has been calculated using an estimate of labour hours expended by staff across the portfolio to compile the listings.

The accountable authority of Defence has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

List of Defence Contracts
Year PDF Format
Calendar Year 2017
Defence ( 106 KB)
Financial Year 2016-17
Defence (86 KB)
Calendar Year 2016
Defence (89 KB)
Financial Year 2015-16
Defence (93 KB)
Calendar Year 2015
Defence (30 KB)
Financial Year 2014-15
Defence (22 KB)
DMO (15 KB)

Senate Order on Entity Contracts

For further information see the Parliament of Australia: Senate - Procedural Orders of Continuing Effect – Entity Contracts and/or Meeting the Senate Order on Entity Contracts.