Accountability and reporting

The objectives, performance measures and budgetary planning for our proposed activities are outlined in our Annual Procurement Plan (the plan) and managed through the AusTender website.

The plan lists expected contract opportunities for the next 12 months. It aims to increase industry's advance knowledge of IP Australia's requirements. 

Senate Order

The Senate Order requires each Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity to develop an internet listing twice a year that identifies contracts entered into during the preceding calendar or financial year, valued at or above $100,000 (GST inclusive), along with details relating to each of those contracts. 

Commencing with the 2014-15 financial year, IP Australia’s Senate Order listing is available through the Senate Order link located on the AusTender Homepage ( .

The current Senate Order report available on AusTender is for the 2015 calendar year reporting period. 

All non-procurement contracts entered into during the relevant 12 month reporting period that are not listed on Austender are listed below.

Contractor : World Intellectual Property Organisation

Subject matter : World Intellectual Property Organisation Memorandum of Understanding for Regional Patent Examiner Training Program 2014 intake

Amount of consideration: $110,000.00

Start date:  8/05/2014

Anticipated end date:  31/03/2016

Whether contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions (Y/N:) No

Whether contract contains other requirements of confidentiality (Y/N):   No

Legal services expenditure for 2015-16

The total legal services expenditure for IP Australia in the 2015-16 financial year (GST exc) was:

External legal services expenditure: $584,492.63

Internal legal services expenditure: $585,708.85

Total legal services expenditure: $1,170,201.48

Current grants

We have one active grant awarded as per the Commonwealth Grant Guidelines (CGGs), details of which are below:

Agency : IP Australia
Program Title: 1.2 Awareness, Education and International Engagement
Recipient: The University of Melbourne
Purpose: Support the development and generation of high-level public policy on IP issues
Value: $17,600
Approval date: 25/08/2015
Grant Term: 30/06/2017
Location: Carlton University Square VIC 3010