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Welcome to the Auditor-General's Department

The Auditor-General is the independent auditor of the South Australian public sector.

The Auditor-General reports directly to Parliament on the audits and examinations of State and local government agencies covering financial reports and operations, controls and matters of public interest.

Auditors-General have been responsible for auditing South Australian Government finances, systems and processes since 1839.

The Auditor-General contributes to public sector financial accountability and performance for the benefit of all South Australians.

As one of the largest external auditing organisations in South Australia, the Auditor-General's Department highly values its independence.


"The Auditor-General's Department, South Australia has once again been placed in the Top Graduate Employers list for 2017

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Report on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment for the designated period 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

This Report provides an executive summary of the matters arising from the audit for the three reporting terms of reference provided for in the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act 2011

Our review for this period found that significant progress has been made in addressing some long outstanding matters raised in previous Reports. However some matters still require attention, including:

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) indicated in its response that these matters are being progressed:

  • finalising and closing out outstanding defects
  • procurement planning for the delivery of works by AOSMA
  • monitoring, reporting, procurement and contract management of works for the oval.
Friday, 1 September 2017

Examination of governance in local government: June 2017

This report outlines the finding of a review of a regional subsidiary of the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority to determine whether their activities are being managed efficiently and economically through a sound governance and accountability framework. Key principles of good governance that this examination focused on include administrative arrangements, management and oversight, transparency and accountability, and conduct.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: The Torrens Road to River Torrens South Road Upgrade Project: June 2017

This report provides detailed commentary and audit observations on our review to assess whether effective controls were in place over the following elements of the Torrens to Torrens Project:

  • planning, evaluation and approval processes
  • governance and accountability arrangements
  • Commonwealth funding arrangements
  • compulsory land acquisition processes.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017


We are looking for highly motivated and skilled people who enjoy working in a team. We offer rewarding careers to people beginning their careers and experienced employees.

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Reports to parliament

The Auditor-General produces several types of reports to Parliament. The main report is the Auditor General’s Annual Report which is required to be completed by 30 September each year.

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Our people

If you join our department you will become part of a friendly and supportive team committed to professional excellence. You will work collaboratively doing a variety of interesting and challenging work.

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