FRDC is a statutory corporation within the portfolio of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

The Hon David Littleproud MP was sworn in as Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia on 2 July 2021. He was previously Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management. The Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries is Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam.

For more information on the current Ministers visit https://minister.awe.gov.au.