Department of Treasury and Finance

Vision & values

Our vision

To make South Australia a better place to live, work, do business and raise a family through our contribution to government policy and decision making and the provision of efficient services.

Our values

Respect and courtesy

We are respectful and courteous in all our dealings, and our conduct reflects the highest ethical standards expected of public servants by government and the community.


We value professional expertise and encourage our staff to maintain the highest standards. The quality of our advice and our contribution to the economic and social development of the state are the measures of our success.


We act in the public interest and take responsibility for our actions, knowing they will stand up to scrutiny and are open, fair and honest.

Efficiency and effectiveness

We recognise our obligation to make best use of resources for the benefit of the South Australian community. Our people are supported and developed to improve our department’s performance.


We value the contribution of others and are generous in our exchange of ideas and information. We share effort and success.

Credibility and frankness

Our skills and expertise are applied to providing government, agencies and the community with advice that is rigorous, consistent with legislative requirements, well researched and canvasses the range of options.

Timeliness and responsiveness

We respond with speed and appropriateness while maintaining the integrity of our advice and solutions.


We value innovation and creativity as means to continuously improve our performance.


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