Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advances the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia’s security; enhancing Australia’s prosperity; delivering an effective and high quality aid programme; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.
The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. It works with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.