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Commonwealth legal services expenditure

Australian Government agencies require legal services for a range of different reasons.

Most Commonwealth agencies are required to report to the Office of Legal Services Coordination (OLSC) about their legal services expenditure within 60 days after the end of the financial year. Agencies must submit expenditure reports using the template that OLSC provides to all agencies at the start of each financial year. If you have not received this template, please contact OLSC at or 02 6141 3642.

This information is compiled into annual reports on Commonwealth legal services expenditure.

Legal services expenditure reports

The following reports provide an overview of legal services expenditure across the Commonwealth, and identify and report on trends, patterns and changes in Commonwealth legal services expenditure.

Contact details

Office of Legal Services Coordination
02 6141 3642
3–5 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600