Our Approach

In order to achieve DFAT’s potential through innovation,
the Department is pursuing four Key Objectives over
the next three years. The following outlines the Key
Objectives and top-level descriptions of likely activity.


Leading innovation across DFAT & collaborating across whole of government; experimenting with new ideas, technologies and approaches.

Culture & Capability

Celebrating innovation across DFAT; ensuring processes back innovation; building capability.


Scaling innovation support across all of DFAT; scaling current early stage innovation projects.


Evaluating, benchmarking and sharing lessons learnt.