Public Authorities and Territory Owned Corporations

ACT Audit Office

The Auditor-General is responsible for the audit of all ACT public sector agencies.

The main functions of the ACT Audit Office, as set out in the Auditor-General Act 1996, are:

  • to promote public accountability in the public administration of the Territory;
  • to audit annual financial statements of the Territory, departments and Territory authorities; and
  • to conduct performance audits.

ACT Building & Construction Industry Training Fund Board

The ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (the Authority) is the statutory body responsible for providing funding for the training of eligible workers in the ACT building and construction industry.

ACT Electoral Commission

The ACT Electoral Commission, known as Elections ACT, is an independent statutory authority responsible for conducting elections and referendums for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. Our mission is to provide the ACT community with high quality electoral services that ensure fair and open elections and referendums.

ACT Long Service Leave Authority

The ACT Long Service Leave Authority currently administers portable long service leave schemes for the construction, cleaning, community sector and security industries.

ACT Teacher Quality Institute

The ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) is an independent statutory authority established to build the professional standing of ACT teachers and to enhance the community’s confidence in the teaching profession through professional regulation and practical initiatives to raise teacher quality.


ActewAGL owns and operates the ACT electricity and gas networks as well as gas networks in Queanbeyan and Palerang shires and Nowra.

Cultural Facilities Corporation

The Cultural Facilities Corporation (CFC) manages the Canberra Theatre Centre; the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) including the Nolan Collection Gallery @ CMAG; and the ACT Historic Places.

Icon Water Limited

Icon Water protects and supports the community and the environment by providing high quality drinking water and wastewater services to the ACT and surrounding regions.

Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission

ACT Government

The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (the Commission) is a statutory body set up to regulate prices, access to infrastructure services and other matters in relation to regulated industries and to investigate competitive neutrality complaints and government-regulated activities. The ICRC also has responsibility for licensing utility services and ensuring compliance with licence conditions.

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