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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 or the PSPF hotline on 02 5127 9999.


The Protective Security Policy team in the Department of Home Affairs organises several forums to provide support, test new ideas and inform key stakeholders of upcoming PSPF changes and policy developments.

Chief Security Officer Forum

This forum brings together Chief Security Officers from non-corporate Commonwealth entities to network, share information and hold targeted discussions on protective security.

Vetting Policy Forum

The vetting policy forum is held as needed for representatives from authorised vetting agencies, including the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency. It shares best practice information and discuss current and emerging issues related to personnel security vetting.

PSPF Reporting Forum

The PSPF Reporting Forum assists practitioners and Chief Security Officers to fulfil their annual PSPF reporting obligations via the PSPF Reporting Portal. It also allows them to discuss PSPF policy updates and consider reporting results.

PSPF hotline and email support

Contact the Department of Home Affairs Protective Security Policy team by phone or email for more detailed information about the PSPF.

Note: You should direct PSPF queries to your entity's Departmental Security Unit in the first instance.


The Protective Security Policy team in the Department of Home Affairs manages the protective security policy community on GovTEAMS.

This community enables Australian Government protective security practitioners and policy makers to share information and best practice. The site also contains additional resources and information to help implement the PSPF.

The content is for limited distribution and access to GovTEAMS is for Australian Government personnel only.

To request access, use our Contact us form.