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Organisation of the Federal Chancellery

The Austrian Federal Chancellery is the government building where Federal Chancellor and some members of the government have their offices. 

The staff of the Federal Chancellery perform a wide range of tasks with great efficiency and care, thereby providing an essential support structure for the members of the national government.

Change of ministerial responsibilities

Some allocated responsibilities of the Austrian Federal Chancellery will be taken over by other Federal Ministries on January 8th 2018. 

The division for “Women’s affairs and Equality”,which were allocated to the Federal Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs, as well as the division for “Families and Youth”,which were allocated to the Federal Ministry of Families and Youth, will be taken over by the Federal Chancellery. 

The Legal Basis for the change of responsibilities is "Amended Ministerial Law (in German: Bundesministeriengesetz) 1986", amended Act "Bundesministeriengesetz-Novelle 2017", BGBl. I Nr. 164/2017.

Bundesministeriengesetz (Amended act of January 8th 2018)

The Information about the organisation of the Austrian Federal Chancellery will be updated soon.

Other agencies and outsourced organisations

In addition to the Federal Chancellery as the central body, its remit also covers the following agencies:

  • the Federal Administrative Court,
  • the Austrian State Archives,
  • the Federal Monuments Authority Austria,
  • the Court Music Chapel,
  • the Ombud for Equal Treatment,
  • the Austrian Communications Authority,
  • the Supervisory Authority for Employee Representation and
  • the Permanent Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),
  • and others

Federal Chancellery staff are also employed at the Permanent Delegation of Austria to the EU in Brussels.

The remit of the Federal Chancellery also extends to the following outsourced organisations:

  • the Federal Museums,
  • the Federal Theatres,
  • the Austrian National Library,
  • Statistics Austria
  • and the newspaper Wiener Zeitung GmbH.