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Mission & Values

ASIO plays a vital role in the Australian community.

Our Vision

The intelligence edge for a secure Australia

Our Mission

To identify and investigate threats to security and provide advice to protect Australia, its people and its interests

Our Values


  • producing high quality, relevant and timely advice
  • displaying strong leadership and professionalism
  • improving through innovation and learning


  • being ethical and working without bias
  • maintaining the confidentiality and security of our work


  • showing respect in our dealings with others


  • building a common sense of purpose and mutual support
  • using appropriate communication in all our relationships
  • fostering and maintaining productive partnerships


  • being responsible for what we do and for our outcomes
  • being accountable to the Australian community through the Government and the Parliament