You are here: Skip breadcrumbAttorney-General's Department >> Publications >> Annual reports >> Annual Report 2015-16 >> Note 5.3: Regulatory charging summary

Note 5.3: Regulatory charging summary

Previous page Next page


  Notes 2016 2015
    $'000 $'000
Amounts applied    
Annual appropriation   12,522 15,863
Annual appropriation   - 52
Total amounts applied   12,522 15,915
Departmental   13,500 17,228
Administered   - 52
Total expenses   13,500 17,280
External revenue    
Departmental   13,311 13,025
Administered   4,142 6,925
Total external revenue   17,453 19,950
Amounts written-off    
Administered   - 52
Total amounts written-off   - 52

Regulatory charging activities:

AusCheck background checking service – coordinates national security background checks and related functions for the aviation, maritime and national health security schemes. The enabling legislation is the AusCheck Act 2007 and the AusCheck Regulations 2007.

Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants Program – supports the availability of services across Australia and regulates marriage celebrant performance to ensure professional, knowledgeable and legally correct services are delivered to marrying couples. The enabling legislation is the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Act 2014 and the Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Act 2014.

Classification fees – classification decisions upon receipt of a valid application for classification accompanied by the prescribed fee. With limited exceptions, every film, computer game and certain publications must be classified before they can be legally made available to the Australian public by means of sale, exhibition and commercial distribution. The Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 is the enabling legislation.

Cost recovery implementation statements for the above activities are available at:

Previous page Next page