About ASIO

Oversight and Accountability

ASIO operates within a particularly stringent oversight and accountability framework.

We operate under the control of the Director-General of Security who is responsible to the Attorney-General.

ASIO operates within a particularly stringent oversight and accountability framework, a mechanism which underpins ASIO's performance within the relevant legislation in exercising our roles and functions. 

Key elements of this framework include:

In addition, ASIO's financial records and systems are subject to annual audit by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).