Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Territories publications

A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories by Alan Kerr

  • A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories, by Alan Kerr—Part 1 PDF: 5803 KB ReadSpeaker
  • A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories, by Alan Kerr—Part 2 PDF: 5771 KB ReadSpeaker
  • A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories, by Alan Kerr—Part 3 PDF: 5562 KB ReadSpeaker

ACT cross border water resources

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the ACT, NSW and the Commonwealth of Australia on ACT and NSW Cross Border Water Resources 2006 (as amended and taking effect on 17 August 2006) PDF: 943 KB ReadSpeaker, and
  • Summary of Legislative Responsibilities—Cross Border Water Supply between the ACT and NSW PDF: 940 KB ReadSpeaker, (Schedule A to the above MOU)

Administrative arrangements for Australia's territories

This table documents the evolution of the Australian Government's responsibilities for administering the Territories of Australia, from 1906 to the present day PDF: 546 KB ReadSpeaker

Australian Capital Territory

Christmas Island

Indian Ocean Territories

Norfolk Island

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Last Updated: 7 November, 2014