Last updated: 
17 August 2020

As part of our commitment to improving IP Australia and the Australian intellectual property system we regularly conduct public consultations to better understand the needs and views of stakeholders.

Have your say

Visit our Consultation Hub to find open consultations and provide feedback on those that may interest you.

You can make submissions at any time to:

Previous consultations

The outcomes of previous consultations from 2020 onwards are available on our Consultation Hub. To find the outcomes of consultations conducted before 2020 please see on our archived consultations page.

Who we work with

We consult and engage with all our stakeholders, including:

  • customers
  • academia and research organisations
  • start-ups and small to medium enterprises
  • other Australian Government departments
  • IP and business peak bodies
  • innovators
  • attorneys and legal practitioners
  • World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and international IP offices
  • the general public

Why our stakeholders are important

We consult and engage with our stakeholders to help us understand the needs and aspirations of our direct customers and those of our wider stakeholder groups and the broader Australian public.

Our stakeholders provide us with valuable expertise and insights, enabling us to ensure Australians benefit from great ideas and any changes that are in Australia’s best interest.

We always work closely with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to advise the government on IP policy. The government determines which issues will ultimately be part of any proposed legislative amendments to the legislation IP Australia administers.

We also work closely with international stakeholders to facilitate a beneficial environment for trade, investment and technology transfer. Our approach is to focus on collaboration and engagement with stakeholders to help us make informed changes that provide greater benefits.