Department of Treasury and Finance

Roles & responsibilities

The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) is the lead agency for economic, social and financial policy outcomes.

We conduct research, analyse information, give advice and contribute to government policy and decision making.

We also provide financial services to the community, covering asset and liability management, collection of state taxes, insurance and superannuation.

Budget, Analysis and Performance branch

Budget, Analysis and Performance branch develops and manages the State Budget and budget process. The branch provides advice on budgetary, reform and financial and policy issues across government and monitors the financial performance of general government agencies

Public Finance (PFB)

Public Finance Branch  is responsible for:

  • managing financial policy, legislation, governance and the Treasurer’s ledger
  • consolidating and reporting financial information
  • developing fiscal strategy
  • supporting the objectives of the State Procurement Board on a whole-of-government basis.
  • providing policy advice regarding a range of issues including revenue and Commonwealth-state relations,
  • providing effective economic, social and regulatory policy.

Commercial Projects Group

The role of Commercial Projects Group is to realise the value of selected state assets to strengthen the State’s balance sheet. Activities include a range of commercial property sales, the Compulsory Third Party Insurance Market Reform project and other projects as well as a range of project related support and advice provided to other areas of DTF


RevenueSA is responsible for the management of taxation legislation, revenue collection and compliance systems and provides policy advice on taxation issues.It is also responsible for the management of various grant and subsidy schemes for the Government.

South Australian Government Financing Authority (SAFA)

SAFA functions as the central financing authority, captive insurer and manager of the passenger and light commercial vehicle fleet operations for the Government of South Australia.
It plays an integral role in the overall management of the state’s finances and risks, harnessing economies of scale and relevant expertise to provide a range services to public sector clients.

Super SA

Super SA is responsible for the administration of a range of public sector superannuation schemes and products for the South Australian Superannuation Board (Super SA Board).
The branch administers superannuation arrangements for Parliamentarians, Judges and Governors.
The office is also responsible for the provision of superannuation policy and legislative advice to the Under Treasurer, the Treasurer and the Super SA Board.

Financial Services

Financial Services is responsible for providing internal / external services across management accounting and budgeting, accounting services, financial system administration, asset management, internal and external reporting including the preparation of the Department’s portfolio and financial statements

Corporate Services

Corporate services, including human resource management, records management, freedom of information and purchasing and facilities for DTF and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) are now provided through DPC under a shared model. Corporate services such as ICT Services and financial management are delivered internally within DTF.

Veterans SA

  • Promote Australia’s wartime history and the significance of national commemorative events
  • Coordinate South Australia's Centenary of Anzac commemorative program
  • Support the special needs of the veteran community resulting from the unique nature of military service
  • Promote the wellbeing of all members of the veteran community in South Australia
  • Encourage co-operation across all ex-service organisations in South Australia
  • Provide a forum through the Veterans’ Advisory Council for the veteran community to communicate directly with the highest levels of state government
  • Monitor and provide advice regarding matters relating to recognition and commemoration of the service of veterans

Lifetime Support Authority (LSA)

The Lifetime Support Authority (LSA) provides treatment, care and support for people who have sustained serious, lifelong disabilities in a motor vehicle accident in South Australia regardless of fault, through the Lifetime Support Scheme (LSS). Information about the LSA can be found at:


+61 8 8226 9500