The Bureau operates within the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework in accordance with the PGPA Act.
Resources are provided to the Bureau through the Government budget process as documented in the Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) for the Agriculture, Water and Environment Portfolio. This states the outcome of the Bureau and includes high-level performance requirements. The PBS for the Agriculture, Water and Environment Portfolio are available at www.awe.gov.au/about/reporting/budget.
To provide more detail, the PGPA Act requires each Commonwealth agency to produce a corporate plan at the beginning of the cycle that sets out its purpose, strategies for achieving its purpose and how success will be measured. The Bureau’s purpose, as defined by its mission, is to provide trusted, reliable and responsive weather, water, climate and ocean services for Australia — all day, every day. The Bureau’s Corporate Plan 2020–21 is available online at www.bom.gov.au/inside/2020-21_BOM_Corporate_Plan.pdf.
At the end of the reporting cycle, agencies are required to produce an annual performance statement and assess the extent they have succeeded in achieving their purpose. The Bureau’s performance is measured using the 19 success measures outlined in its Corporate Plan 2020–21.
This section reports on the Bureau’s results for 2020–21 against the purpose and performance criteria published on pages 12-17 of the Bureau’s Corporate Plan 2020–21 and page 205 of the Portfolio Budget Statements 2020–21 for the Agriculture, Water and Environment Portfolio.