About the Auditor-General's Office


The Auditor-General of Papua New Guinea is a Constitutional Officer under section 213 of the Constitution appointed by the Head of State. In the performance of his functions, the Auditor-General is not subject to the control or direction of any person or authority.


The Auditor-General's Office (AGO) supports the Auditor-General perform his legislative functions provided by the Constitution and the Audit Act. The AGO’s main Office is located in Port Moresby with subsidiary offices in Kokopo, Goroka, Mt Hagen and Lae. The AGO’s audit work is governed by auditing standards applied by the auditing profession.


The Auditor-General’s functions, mandate and powers.


The functions, mandate and powers can be found at Section 214 of the Constitution of Papua New Guinea and in the Audit Act 1989. In summary:


The Auditor-General’s functions are ‘to inspect and audit, and to report at least once in every fiscal year to the Parliament on the public accounts of Papua New Guinea, and on the control of and on transactions with or concerning the public monies and property of Papua New Guinea, and such other functions as are prescribed by or under a law of Papua New Guinea’.


The Auditor-General’s mandate, unless other provision is made by law, extends to


Departments of the National Public Service and arms, agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government; and

Provincial Governments, and arms, agencies and instrumentalities of Provincial Governments; and

Bodies established by statute or act of the National Executive


The Auditor-General’s powers provide access documents and information in performing the Auditor-General’s functions and duties.


The AGO Strategic Plan 2022 - 2027 outlines our key strategies and objectives to deliver on our mandate.


Reporting Requirements


The Auditor-General is required to report annually to the National Parliament on the audits undertaken subject to its jurisdiction.




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