About the Office of Parliamentary Counsel

OPC is responsible for drafting and publishing Commonwealth laws. Find out about our core functions here.

First Parliamentary Counsel is the head of the Office of Parliamentary Counsel and is appointed by the Governor-General.

In addition to 3 statutory office-holders, OPC has a staff of around 100 people.

Our work is governed by a range of legislation.

Arrangements for the drafting of Commonwealth legislation have been in place since 1901. Read more about our history here.

Access to annual reports and other information about OPC.