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We are the Australian Government’s independent commercial and financial advisers on major infrastructure projects.

Our vision and values

IPFA supports the Australian Government in making commercially astute decisions on nationally significant infrastructure projects and programs through the provision of independent, whole-of-government commercial and financial advisory services.

We achieve this commitment through our vision and values, and by working collaboratively with Australian Government, state and territory and private sector stakeholders.

Our Vision

Enable commercial excellence in Australian Government infrastructure investment for the benefit of all Australians. 

Our Values

Integrity       Excellence       Client-Focused       Collaborative         Dynamic

Our purpose and role in Government

Our project and commercial advisory teams provide a suite of services that cover the full spectrum of infrastructure across the economy and all phases of a project or program’s lifecycle, from business case development through procurement and delivery.

As the Australian Government’s independent infrastructure and project finance executive agency, our purpose is to:

         Provide independent commercial and financial advice to support the delivery of Australian Government infrastructure projects;
         Build the Australian Government’s capability to deliver infrastructure priorities; and
         Strengthen confidence in the Australian Government’s investment through better-informed decisions and investment management.

We support our Australian Government clients in identifying and implementing Commonwealth funding and financing opportunities, and undertaking project and program management related activities, such as due diligence reviews, market sounding processes, project governance facilitation, project reviews and monitoring, complex commercial negotiations and financial and commercial risk analysis.

Our client centric approach seeks to partner with other Australian Government agencies and provide diverse project teams with a mix of commercial, financial and public policy skills.

For more information, see our guiding principles.


Our leadership

Chief Executive

Leadership team

Corporate information

An Executive Order was made under the Public Service Act on 13 April 2017 to establish the IPFA as an executive agency from 1 July 2017.

From August 2019, IPFA became an executive agency within the Treasury portfolio.

IPFA reports to the Treasuer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.

From 1 May 2021, IPFA will become a distinct part of the Department of the Treasury. IPFA will continue its role as the Australian Government’s in-house commercial and financial adviser, enabling commercial excellence in Australian Government infrastructure investments.

We remain available to provide advice to all Australian Government Ministers and Agencies.

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IPFA Audit Committee Charter

Gift and Benefit report