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Attorney-General's Department

We work to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation.

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Get a stat dec form

Download a Word or PDF copy of a Commonwealth statutory declaration form. You can also fill in a stat dec online.

Get married

Find out who can get married in Australia, and what you need to do before and after you get married.

Find out about anti-discrimination

Find out about the protections available under Australia’s federal anti-discrimination laws.

Work at AGD

Find out more about working with us and how to apply for a position.

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Robodebt Royal Commission Government Response

The government released the Government Response to the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme on 13 November 2023.

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Commonwealth legal financial assistance

Apply for legal financial assistance, including reimbursement under a costs certificate.

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Justice Reinvestment

Applications are now open for the National Justice Reinvestment Program and the Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia program.

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Enduring Power of Attorney consultation

Have your say on achieving greater national consistency.

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Public Interest Disclosure Act consultation

Have your say in stage 2 of our public sector whistleblowing reforms.


Annual Report 2022-2023

Learn more about our activities and achievements in the 2022-23 financial year.

Families and marriage

We help to deliver a supportive and accessible family law system. We also provide guidance about getting married in Australia and information for marriage celebrants.

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Acknowledgement of Country - Aboriginal Art Kangaroo

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as custodians of Australia and pay our respects to Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the ongoing connection to land, sea and communities throughout Australia, and the contributions to the lives of all Australians.