The audit objective is to examine whether Defence has effective and efficient sustainment arrangements for the Royal Australian Navy's fleet of eight ANZAC class frigates (FFH).

Audit criteria

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO will adopt the following high-level criteria:

  • Defence has a fit-for-purpose Materiel Sustainment Agreement between Navy and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.
  • Defence effectively administers the ANZAC sustainment strategic partnership to achieve specified availability and performance agreements.
  • Defence has an appropriate framework to monitor and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of operating the ANZAC fleet.