Department of Trade (1956–63)

Department of Trade
Department overview
Formed 11 January 1956[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved 17 December 1963[1]
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Barton, Canberra
Minister responsible
Department executives

The Department of Trade was an Australian government department that existed between January 1956 and December 1963.


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 Trade, John McEwen.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 CA 64: Department of Trade [I], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 28 December 2013

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