Our mission and purposes

Our mission

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) advances the wellbeing of Australians by delivering high-quality support to the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

We take a whole-of-nation approach, working closely with communities, stakeholders and across all areas of government and acknowledge the special place of the First Peoples of our nation. We lead the APS in rigorous and collaborative policy development, implementation and program delivery.

Our purposes

Our work is guided by three key purposes:

  1. Supporting the Prime Minister, as the head of the Australian Government, the Cabinet and portfolio ministers.
  2. Providing advice on major domestic policy, national security and international matters.
  3. Improving the lives of Indigenous Australians.