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The Administrative Arrangements Order of 3 August 2023 transferred responsibility for protective security policy, including the Protective Security Policy Framework, from the Attorney-General’s Department to the Department of Home Affairs. These Machinery of Government (MOG) changes began on 4 August 2023.

The PSPF Reporting Portal will transfer to the Department of Home Affairs on 24 May 2024. Before 24 May 2024, all entities and users must set up new authentication credentials through VANguard. You can get more information by contacting the Government Protective Security Policy section at pspf@homeaffairs.gov.au or the PSPF hotline on 02 5127 9999.

Protective Security Policy Framework

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Protective Security Policy Framework

The Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) assists Australian Government entities to protect their people, information and assets, both at home and overseas.

Protective Security Policy Framework

The Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) assists Australian Government entities to protect their people, information and assets, both at home and overseas.

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Policies

Read the 16 policies, each with a core requirement and several supporting requirements, which describe the minimum level of security acceptable to government.
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News

Find out the latest PSPF news and updates.
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Reporting

Applicable Commonwealth entities must report each financial year on the maturity of their security capability and the effectiveness of their PSPF implementation.
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Directions

Directions issued by the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs to manage protective security risks to the Commonwealth.