Last updated: 
22 September 2020

We administer Australia’s intellectual property (IP) rights system, specifically trade marks, patents, designs and plant breeder’s rights.

Our vision is to have a world leading IP system that builds prosperity for Australia.

Our portfolio and ministers

We fall within the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as a listed entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 but operate independently of the Department on financial matters and with some degree of autonomy on other matters. The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology is Hon Karen Andrews MP.

Our corporate plans

The Corporate Plan sets our direction for 2020–21 and shows how we will continue to deliver our commitments to the Australian Government and the public.

Past corporate plans

IP Australia's Corporate Plan 2019-20

IP Australia's Corporate Plan 2018-19

IP Australia's Corporate Plan 2017-21

IP Australia's Corporate Plan 2016-20

IP Australia's Corporate Plan 2015-19 (PDF)

Other corporate reports

IP Australia audit committee

The Director General, as the accountable authority for IP Australia, has established IP Australia’s Audit Committee in accordance with section 45 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and section 17 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule).

The Audit Committee’s objectives, authority, composition and tenure, roles and responsibilities, reporting and administrative arrangements are set out in the Audit Committee Charter.