Welcome to the website for the

Office of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions

This site aims to help you understand the role of the Office of ACT Director of Public Prosecutions and provide you with information to assist in your dealings with this Office.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was created by the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1990. The Act provides that the Office be controlled by the Director, an independent statutory officer appointed by the Executive.

The principal functions of the Director are to institute and conduct criminal prosecutions before the Magistrates Court and Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. For further information about this see About the DPP.



Our thanks to everyone who expressed interest in the recent recruitment round for Prosecutor Associate roles. Those people who have been successful in making the shortlist through to the next stage have now been contacted. Our thanks again to everyone who participated in the process.


DPP Recruitment


Joint Statement by Australia’s Directors of Public Prosecutions