Department of Transport (1972–82)

Department of Transport
Department overview
Formed 19 December 1972[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved 7 May 1982[1]
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Ministers responsible
Department executives

The Department of Transport was an Australian government department that existed between December 1972 and May 1982. It was the third so-named Australian Government Department to be established.


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.

According to the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) made on 20 December 1972, the Department dealt with:[2]


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


  1. 1 2 3 CA 1492: Department of Transport [III], Head Office/ (from 1975) Central Office, Canberra and Melbourne, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 29 November 2013
  2. Administrative Arrangements Order made on 20 December 1972 (PDF), National Archives of Australia, 20 December 1972, p. 11, archived from the original (PDF) on 26 April 2013

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