Australia and New Zealand School of Government


The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) works for our government owners and with our university partners, including ANU, to lift the quality of public sector leadership across both nations.

We are a global leader in education and research that supports outstanding leadership and enriches the public sector. Our work inspires and connects people across agencies, sectors, jurisdictions and nations. Everything we do helps to deliver better government which means better outcomes for citizens.

ANZSOG was created in 2002 by government, for government, with the active collaboration of our partner universities.

We have a deep and genuine commitment to strong public administration, reflecting the aspirations of – and our close relationship with – our government owners.

As a not-for-profit organisation with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Wellington, ANZSOG is uniquely placed to support our government members and university partners.

What we do

We have a unique role in providing education and development opportunities for people in the public sector, and a unique mission to create public value by lifting the quality of public sector leadership in Australia and New Zealand.

  • We educate public sector leaders to improve their skills, capacity and management, and expose them to the best thinking on public administration.
  • We enrich the discipline of public sector leadership through focused research, which has a practical application and meets the needs of our owner governments.
  • ANZSOG connects diverse people, cultures, institutions and jurisdictions – it is a meeting place where public sector leaders come together to be inspired, share, learn and debate accepted practice and new ideas. We also connect senior public service practitioners and academic, and provide a bridge between theory and practice.
  • Ultimately, we inspire public servants to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and New Zealand.

Our activities deliver public value through better government and better outcomes for citizens.


ANZSOG enhances strategic capacity of the public sector through:

Research and Case Library

The purpose of ANZSOG’s research is to address key contemporary issues in public administration, policy development and management. ANZSOG’s research creates public value by facilitating debates and discussions on issues affecting public administration, supporting the development of a high-quality policy advice and policy making, and enhancing the knowledge of public sector leaders.

ANZSOG supports a range of other research-based activities including the Case Library; policy roundtables; commissioned reports and frameworks for government; the Evidence Base journal; our conferences; the Work-Based Project; and a monograph series with ANU Press.

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Executive Master of Public Administration

ANZSOG's Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree produces graduates who are confident, critical thinkers with the skills required to manage complex challenges and deliver value to the communities they serve.

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Executive Fellows Program

ANZSOG’s Executive Fellows Program (EFP) challenges senior public service executives working in the public domain to develop new leadership perspectives in a contemporary and highly interactive setting.

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Towards Strategic Leadership

ANZSOG’s Towards Strategic Leadership Program (TSL) is a unique two-week program that helps public service leaders develop the qualities needed to thrive in a senior executive role: a strategic outlook, political astuteness, personal resilience and the capacity to reflect and learn continuously.

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International Programs

ANZSOG’s International Engagement team develop programs, partnerships and connections across the Indo-Pacific to educate, strengthen and progress the strategic interests of the public sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

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Indigenous engagement

ANZSOG is developing programs and research to assist public service officers, managers and executives in their approach to the administration of Indigenous affairs as well as to the contribution of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing to the broader endeavours of the public purpose sector.

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Thought Leadership

ANZSOG Thought Leadership seminars are developed and delivered in partnership with owner governments to bring challenging and fresh ideas in public policy and public management to wide and diverse audiences of practitioners.

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ANZSOG and National Regulators Community of Practice (NRCoP) hold numerous free events across Australia and New Zealand each year, including our annual Regulators Forum.

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Stay up to date with ANZSOG’s research, news and workshops

Contact details

ANZSOG has offices in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington.


Yeend Wing
J. G Crawford Building
Lennox Crossing
T: +61 2 6125 2379
The Australian National University
ACT 2601 Australia

Our Canberra office is situated on the lands of the Ngunnawal people.


Level 4, 204 Lygon Street
Carlton Victoria 3053
T: +61 3 8344 1990
Postal address: PO BOX 230
Carlton South
VIC 3053 Australia

Our Melbourne office is situated on the lands of the Kulin nation.

For more contact information, visit the ANZSOG website

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