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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Australia’s Report on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals


Read Australia's 2018 Voluntary National Review

Read Australia's data report – Tracking Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Artwork by Jordana Angus

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form a roadmap for global development efforts to 2030 and beyond. The Sustainable Development Goals, together with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development (a global plan for financing the Goals) form the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There are 169 targets within the Sustainable Development Goals and each goal has a set of indicators to help measure progress.


Explore official Australian Government data on the Sustainable Development Goals' indicators on the Australia SDGs data website.

Find out more about the Sustainable Development Goals and what Australian businesses, civil society organisations, universities, local communities and individuals are doing to support the Sustainable Development Goals on the Australia SDGs website.

Australia's Report on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2018

Each of the 193 countries that signed on to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has committed to producing a report on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (a Voluntary National Review) at least twice over the lifetime of the Agenda. The Voluntary National Reviews are to reflect a country's efforts and achievements against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Australia delivered its first Voluntary National Review at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on 17 July 2018.

The Review is a 'whole of Australia' report. It is not just about government initiatives and activity: it is about the efforts of the business sector, civil society, academia, communities and individuals. Australians are contributing to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through their work in the care economy, by volunteering, by preserving the natural environment and through their everyday activities.

The Review draws on the activities, engagement and leadership of key civil society, academic and business organisations and their members. In particular, the Australian Council for International Development, the Global Compact Network Australia, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia/Pacific, the Australian Council of Social Service and the United Nations Association of Australia made substantial contributions to the Review through the coordination of outreach events, their expert analysis, and by collecting and compiling case study material. Together, these organisations hosted the 2018 Australian SDGs Summit, where representatives from all sectors discussed Australia's progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Artwork by Jordana Angus

Sustainable Development Goals artwork

Jordana Angus is an established contemporary Wiradjuri artist and emerging jeweller. Her traditional land is Narrandera New South Wales but she was born and raised in Redcliffe, Queensland. This location has given Jordana an innate connection to where the land meets the sea.

Jordana has drawn inspiration through reclaiming childhood cultural memories and connection to country to design 17 individual, yet interconnected, art strips symbolising each of the 17 interconnected Sustainable Development Goals. By imposing cultural stories and traditions in contemporary practice, using bright colours, abstract black in landscape drawings and experimentation with mixed mediums, Jordana raises awareness of personal stories and the search for the beauty that can be found in the everyday. Jordana's artistic interpretation of the SDGs can be seen throughout the Voluntary National Review.

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