What we do
The Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) brings together a diverse group of functions in the justice sector for and on behalf of the South Australian community.
The Department’s vision is of an inclusive, safe and fair South Australia. Our purpose is to promote justice by protecting rights, holding people to account in line with the law, improving safety, and contributing to an efficient and fair justice system.
AGD’s work includes:
- building and transforming justice-related institutions and approaches;
- regulating activity and enforcing compliance in areas as diverse as workplace safety and business services;
- delivering services such as the drafting of legislation (Parliamentary Counsel) and provision of legal advice to government (Crown Solicitor’s Office), and supporting independent legal services, such as the Director of Public Prosecutions;
- providing a wide range of other community services, including the registration of births, deaths and marriages, business and occupational licensing, forensic science services, and the recovery of overdue fines;
- administering public safety services, including the SA Government Radio Network and the State Rescue Helicopter Service;
- supporting the work of independent offices, which uphold social justice and the protection of rights.