About DSA


Vetting and clearance enquiries should be directed to the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).

For information or other enquiries regarding the Defence Security Authority, please contact DSA.SCS@defence.gov.au.

The DSA - Protecting Defence

The DSA leads Defence’s protective security efforts, and;

  • sets Defence protective security policy—including authoring its primary source of protective security policy, the Defence Security Manual
  • assists the Secretary, Chief of the Defence Force, Group Heads and Service Chiefs to manage security risk
  • under the auspices of the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency undertakes security clearance vetting for the whole-of-government
  • monitors Defence’s security performance.