Department of Overseas Trade (Australia)

Department of Overseas Trade
Department overview
Formed 19 December 1972[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved 20 December 1977[1]
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Canberra
Ministers responsible
Department executive

The Department of Overseas Trade was an Australian government department that existed between December 1972 and December 1977.


The Department was one of several new Departments established by the Whitlam Government, a wide restructuring that revealed some of the new government's program.[2]


Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports.

At the department's creation it was responsible for:[1]


The Department was an Commonwealth Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Overseas Trade.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 CA 1485: Department of Overseas Trade, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 28 December 2013
  2. National Archives of Australia, Gough Whitlam: In Office, National Archives of Australia, archived from the original on 19 April 2013
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