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About the department

The Department of Commerce was formed on 1 January 2009.

The department has a number of divisions: Building Commission, Consumer Protection, EnergySafety, Labour Relations, Science and Innovation, WorkSafe, Office of the Director General, and Corporate Services.

Our Vision

A business environment that is productive, innovative, fair and safe.

Our Mission

To create a contemporary, diversified economy that provides for the growth, safety and protection of the community by:

  • promoting innovation and science;
  • enhancing capacity; and
  • ensuring a world class regulatory environment.

For more information about the Department's operational divisions, visit their respective web entry points.


The Department's Australian Business Number (ABN) is:

91 329 800 417

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