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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 11 June 2024. Before 11 June 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.

PSPF on a page

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The PSPF on a page provides an overview of the framework, comprising the:

  • fundamental security principles that apply to every area of security and guide decision-making
  • four security outcomes, that are the desired end-state results the government aims to achieve, and
  • sixteen core requirements that describe the minimum level of security acceptable to Government.