The Office of Parliamentary Counsel is responsible for drafting and publishing the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia.
We draft Bills for introduction into the Parliament, and a wide range of subordinate legislation such as regulations and proclamations for Government agencies.
We also publish the authorised, up-to-date version of Commonwealth laws.
We also provide other services, including training in understanding the legislative process and in drafting legislative and other instruments.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no change to the services we provide. Our Business Continuity Plan ensures that we monitor and take appropriate action to protect our staff and clients while providing these essential services. For the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia, please visit www.australia.gov.au