Each year the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) publishes an Annual Audit Work Program detailing its planned financial statement audit coverage, proposed performance audit coverage and other intended assurance activities for the coming year. While the proposed performance audit coverage comprises a number of potential audit topics, the ANAO generally undertakes around 50 performance audits each year as part of a rolling program.

The ANAO seeks feedback on the proposed performance audit coverage from the Parliament, through the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, entities subject to proposed coverage and relevant scrutiny bodies, including the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Inspector-General for Taxation. The proposed performance audit coverage to be included in the program for 2017–18 was published here in May 2017 to obtain feedback from other interested parties. This feedback process is now closed.

Once feedback from the Parliament and other parties has been reviewed, the Auditor-General will settle the components of the program. The work program is expected to be updated on the ANAO website in July 2017.