Home Affairs Bureau

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Home Affairs Bureau

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Agency overview
Formed 1997

Headquarters 12/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Minister responsible Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs
Agency executive Raymond Young, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs
Parent agency Chief Secretary for Administration
Child agencies Home Affairs Department
Information Services Department
Legal Aid Department
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Website www.hab.gov.hk

Home Affairs Bureau (Chinese: 民政事務局; Jyutping: man4 zing3 si6 mou6 guk6) is one of the policy bureaux of the Hong Kong Government.

One of the important roles of the Home Affairs Bureau is to enhance liaison and communication with all sectors of the community including the Legislative Council and the general public.

Tsang Tak-sing has been the Secretary for Home Affairs since July 1, 2007.


Home Affairs is responsible for policies such as:

  • Human Rights
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Protection of Personal Data
  • Access to Information
  • Maintenance Payments

List of agencies linked to HAB:

Advisory committees

  • Antiquities Advisory Board
  • Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee
  • Committee on Performing Arts
  • Committee on Museums
  • Committee on Libraries
  • Commission on Youth
  • Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education
  • Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony
  • District Councils
  • Betting and Lotteries Commission
  • Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the District Councils of the HKSAR
  • Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee
  • Po Leung Kuk Advisory Board
  • Stamp Advisory Committee
  • Sports Commission
  • Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Advisory Board

Non-departmental public bodies

  • Council of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Equal Opportunities Commission
  • Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Appeal boards

  • Appeal Board (Amusement Game Centres)
  • Appeal Board (Bedspace Apartments)
  • Appeal Board (Betting Duty Ordinance, Chapter 108)
  • Appeal Board (Clubs (Safety of Premises))
  • Appeal Board (Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation)
  • Appeal Board Panel (Amusement Rides (Safety))

Advisory and management boards of trusts

  • Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee (in Chinese only)
  • Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries
  • Board of Trustees of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust
  • Board of Trustees of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund
  • Board of Trustees, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund
  • Brewin Trust Fund Committee
  • Chinese Temples Committee
  • Council of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust
  • Grantham Scholarships Fund Committee
  • Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Committee
  • Lord Wilson United World Colleges Scholarship Fund Council
  • Ping Wo Fund Advisory Committee
  • Sir David Trench Fund Committee
  • Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation Investment Advisory Committee
  • Sir Jack Cater Scholarship Fund Selection Committee
  • Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee
  • Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Committee

Miscellaneous boards and committees

  • Award Council of the Hong Kong Award for Young People
  • Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Arts Centre

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