Annual Reports

Annual reports are one of the formal accountability mechanisms between Government, departments, the Parliament, and the public.

The Defence Annual Report details performance against the organisation's purpose, outcomes, key activities, and performance targets established in the annual Defence Corporate Plan and Portfolio Budget Statements. This includes financial statements.

The report also provides information about Defence’s organisational structure and governance practices, challenges faced by different programs and initiatives, along with the measures and policy directions to overcome these challenges. 

The report is published in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Additional publications referred to within the Defence Annual Report include:

The Defence Annual Report since 2018 can be also be found on the Australian Government Transparency Portal.

2021 - 2022

Defence Annual Report 2021 - 2022 (PDF 6.86 MB) Defence Annual Report 2021 - 2022 web tables D.1 - D.9 (XLSX 105.54 KB)

2020 - 2021

Defence Annual Report 2020 - 2021 (PDF 4.3 MB) Defence Annual Report 2020 - 2021 web tables D.1 - D.9 (XLSX 108.23 KB) Women in the ADF Report 2020-21 (PDF 998.97 KB)

2019 - 2020

Defence Annual Report 2019 - 2020 (PDF 3.45 MB) Defence Annual Report 2019 - 2020 web tables D.1 - D.9 (XLSX 107.89 KB) Women in the ADF Report 2019 - 2020 (PDF 1.5 MB)

2018 - 2019

Defence Annual Report 2018 -2019 (PDF 9.68 MB) Defence Annual Report 2018 - 2019 web tables D.1 - D.9 (XLSX 101.9 KB) Women in the ADF Report 2018 - 2019 (PDF 559.79 KB)

Previous years

Defence Annual Report 2017 - 2018 (PDF 3.29 MB) Defence Annual Report 2016 - 2017 (PDF 3.89 MB) Defence Annual Report 2015 - 2016 (PDF 9.3 MB) Defence Annual Report 2014 - 2015 (PDF 10.37 MB) Defence Annual Report 2013 - 2014 (PDF 6.61 MB) Defence Annual Report 2012 - 2013 (PDF 21 MB) Defence Annual Report 2011 - 2012 (PDF 27.5 MB)

Defence Annual Reports prior to 2011 can be access via the Trove Government web archive.