Gift register

Our agency heads and staff occasionally accept gifts and benefits while undertaking official duties. To ensure transparency, we document them in a gift register.  

How does it work?

Our gift register notes all the gifts and benefits we receive that are valued at over $AUD100 (excluding GST).

Why we disclose gifts and benefits

We're committed to maintaining transparency in everything we do. A public gift register ensures we remain accountable and abide by the Code of Conduct in Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act).

When being offered a gift or benefit, we consider accepting them based on:

  • Impartiality
  • Ethical conduct
  • Accountability
  • Behaving honestly and with integrity
  • Avoiding any conflict of interest
  • Not improperly using senior employees' status to gain a benefit or an advantage.

The Australian Public Service Commission guidelines require us to publicly disclose this information within 28 days of receipt. We're required to publish our register quarterly.

Gift register by financial year

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) Gifts and Benefits Reporting Guidelines came into effect from 18 October 2019. We've published all relevant gifts and benefits from this date.

1 October 2023 – 31 December 2023

Date received: 4/12/2023
Date recorded: 7/12/2023
Gift or benefit: Lounge membership 
Received by: Executive Level (1-2)
Presented by: Qantas
Occasion: Membership
Estimated value: N/A

Date received: 13/12/2023
Date recorded: 2/1/2024
Gift or benefit: Lunch
Received by: SES (1-3)
Presented by: IPTA
Occasion: EOY IPTA Luncheon
Estimated value: $110

Date received: 27/11/2023
Date recorded: 3/1/2024
Gift or benefit: Artwork
Received by: SES (1-3)
Presented by: European Patent Office (EPO) President
Occasion: Visit to IP Australia by the EPO President.
Estimated value: $227

Date received: 27/11/2023
Date recorded: 3/1/2024
Gift or benefit: Levitating lamp
Received by: SES (1-3)
Presented by: European Patent Office (EPO) President
Occasion: Visit to IP Australia by the EPO President
Estimated value: $455

1 July 2023 - 30 September 2023

Date received: 15/9/2023
Date recorded: 16/9/2023
Gift or benefit: 1 night accommodation
Received by: Executive Level (1-2)
Presented by: auDA (Australian Domain Register Administrator)
Occasion: Undertaking a presentation role - conference
Estimated value: $227

Date received: 2023
Date recorded: 27/9/2023
Gift or benefit: Lounge membership
Received by: SES (1-3)
Presented by: Qantas
Occasion: Membership
Estimated value: N/A

1 April 2023 - 30 June 2023
No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 January 2023 - 31 March 2023
No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 October 2022 - 31 December 2022
No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 July 2022 - 30 September 2022
No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 April 2022 - 30 June 2022
No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 January 2022 - 31 March 2022
No reportable gifts or benefits.

*3 September 2021 - 1 December 2021
No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 July 2021 - 30 September 2021
No reportable gifts or benefits.

*Extended timeframe from APSC guidelines.

1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021

No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 January 2021 - 31 March 2021

No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 October 2020 - 31 December 2020

No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 July 2020 - 30 September 2020

No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 April 2020 - 30 June 2020

No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 January 2020 - 31 March 2020

No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 April 2020 - 30 June 2020

No reportable gifts or benefits.

1 January 2020 - 31 March 2020

No reportable gifts or benefits.

18 October 2019 - 31 December 2019

Date received: 25/11/2019
Date recorded: 3/12/2019
Gift or benefit: Bottle of Champagne
Received by: Policy and Governance Group
Presented by: University of NSW (UNSW)
Occasion: Guest speaker at UNSW Conference – Sydney Innovation Ecosystem
Estimated value: (GST exclusive) $AUD: $205.

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