The Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) is an independent prosecution service established by Parliament to prosecute offences against Commonwealth law.
It is a Commonwealth statutory agency with 10 offices around Australia. The CDPP operates as an independent agency within the Attorney‑General’s portfolio.
To be fair, consistent and professional in everything we do. We recognise, value and develop the knowledge, skills and commitment of our people to deliver Australia’s best prosecution service.
Our aim ensures we invest in and build the capability of our people. We enable and support them in their work through our ongoing commitment to digital transformation, modernising our systems, processes and practices. This demonstrates our commitment to innovation, collaboration and diversity as a means to develop our prosecution service in step with the expectations of partner agencies and the broader community.
To prosecute crimes against Commonwealth law through an independent prosecution service that is responsive to the priorities of our law enforcement and regulatory partners, and that effectively contributes to the safety of the Australian community and the maintenance of the rule of law.
To achieve our purpose, we build effective relationships with partner agencies and conduct efficient and effective prosecutions through the courts.
By delivering this outcome, we build public confidence in the Australian justice system, where the laws of the Commonwealth are respected, offenders are brought to justice and potential offenders are deterred.