About DSA

DSM

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.