The Queensland Audit Office is the independent auditor of the public sector.Our vision is for better public services for Queenslanders. Our purpose is independent, valued assurance and insights.

Our clients are the state and local government public sector entities we audit and the Queensland Parliament. We also work with many other stakeholders such as industry bodies, accounting standards boards and academia.

The Auditor-General is fully independent, appointed by the Queensland Governor in Council for a 7-year term. Our work is governed by the Auditor-General Act 2009, and guided by auditing and accounting standards.

Each year through our financial audit program, we form opinions about the reliability of public sector entity and local government financial statements. Our opinions are published in entity annual reports. We prepare reports based on the results of our financial audits for tabling in parliament.

Through our performance audit program, we examine the efficiency, effectiveness and legislative compliance of important aspects of public services. From each performance audit, we prepare a report for tabling in parliament that contains our findings, conclusions and recommendations for improving performance. These reports are not just about compliance. We report on 'best practice' ways that many entities or local governments can improve performance and service delivery.

The outcomes from our work include:

  • improved public sector and local government financial management and reporting
  • maintaining confidence in financial accountability transparency, and reporting
  • supporting Queenslanders by providing recommendations for our clients on how they can improve their delivery of better public services
  • providing parliament with independent assurance over the performance of the public sector.