The Australian Civil-Military Centre

We are an Australian Government initiative to improve Australia’s effectiveness in civil-military-police collaboration for conflict and disaster management overseas.

Who we are

The ACMC engages with, and supports, government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and international partners, including the United Nations, on civil-military-police issues to achieve focused outcomes for the region and globally. We support best practice approaches to civil-military-police engagement by those involved in the strategic planning and delivery of conflict and disaster management activities.

The ACMC is staffed by officials of relevant Australian Government departments and agencies. It is administered through the Vice Chief of Defence Force Group. Portfolio responsibility resides with the Minister for Defence.

Governance

We are governed by an advisory panel drawn from our main stakeholders including:

  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Australian Federal Police
  • New Zealand Government
  • Australian Council for International Development

Heads of our primary stakeholder agencies signed a charter in 2014 which establishes our priorities and determines our work streams.

Vice Chief of the Defence Force Air Marshal Mark Binskin met with the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force as they signed the Australian Civil-Military Centre’s (ACMC) Charter in Canberra on Tuesday 1 April . Also in attendance were the Deputy Executive Director Mr Greg Elliott, as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade International Adviser and former Ambassador in Belgrade, Ms Helena Studdert.
Vice Chief of the Defence Force Air Marshal Mark Binskin met with the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force as they signed the Australian Civil-Military Centre’s (ACMC) Charter in Canberra on Tuesday 1 April . Also in attendance were the Deputy Executive Director Mr Greg Elliott, as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade International Adviser and former Ambassador in Belgrade, Ms Helena Studdert.

 

View our organisational structure.