Our Mission

Our mission is to support national civil-military-police capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas.

ACMC in the National Security Landscape

The work of government is complex, particularly when we deploy Australians offshore into conditions of conflict and disaster. An ever-more challenging international arena, coupled with an evolving domestic policy environment, means that agencies and departments need to be adaptive, resilient, and appropriately prepared to meet these challenges.

The ACMC works within this dynamic national security environment to promote the coordination of Australia’s efforts, both within government and with our international partners. We assist line agencies by preserving and promoting awareness of the benefits and means of whole-of-government coordination.

Where we are today

We recognise that field operations are not perfect nor perfectible, but in the time since the ACMC's creation, we are already seeing significant successes as departments and agencies combine their efforts to achieve practical synergies together. The ACMC will continue to work within the context of Australia's National Security environment to promote further successes in joined-up government.

We improve the ways we work together by:

  • promoting effective joint efforts
  • creating efficiencies across government, and
  • by preventing duplication of effort.

We work to facilitate cross-agency, civil society and international engagement to produce qualitative improvements in Australia’s contributions to humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, peace and stabilisation activities overseas.

We do this by:

  • developing capacity through education, training and exercises
  • identifying and advocating best-practice in lessons learned, research and publications, and
  • strengthening national, regional and international engagement through relationship building.