A lighthouse is a symbol of good governance. It shines a light on the right way forward and warns of danger before it hits. This is the essence of good public sector governance: keeping agencies on the right track and sounding an alarm before things could go wrong. 

The governance lighthouse concept was first published in the Auditor-General's Report Parliament Volume Two 2011 and includes more detail on the 17 points of governance (based on the eight ASX Corporate Governance Principles). 

Our vision

Making a difference through audit excellence.

Our mission

To help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources.

Our values

Purpose – we have an impact, are accountable and work as a team.

People – we trust and respect others, and have a balanced approach to work.

Professionalism – we are recognised for our independence and integrity and the value we deliver.

Our award-winning annual report

We won 2013 Report of the Year and a Gold Award in the 2013 Australasian Reporting Awards.