Department of Industry and Commerce (1982–84)

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Department of Industry and Commerce
Department overview
Formed7 May 1982[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved13 December 1984[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersBarton, Canberra
Ministers responsible
Department executive

The Department of Industry and Commerce was an Australian government department that existed between May 1982 and December 1984. It was the second so-named Australian Government department.


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.

At its creation, the Department dealt with:[1]

  • manufacturing and tertiary industries,
  • adjustment assistance to industry,
  • small business and
  • shipbuilding.


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


  1. ^ a b c d CA 3256: Department of Industry and Commerce [II], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 27 December 2013