Timely, concise and accurate intelligence
  • The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. - Thomas Berger
  • Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are. - George Santayana
  • You have never really lived until you've done something for someone who can never repay you. - Unknown
  • There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose. - Bern Williams
  • What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot
  • It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. - Rene Descartes

Our Structure

DIO is one of three intelligence agencies in the Australian Government Department of Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group.

Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group is headed by a Deputy Secretary who reports to the Secretary of Defence and Chief of the Defence Force.

The other agencies in the group are:

The Defence intelligence agencies are a critical part of the Australian Intelligence Community, which also includes: