The Attorney-General's Department is an administrative unit established under the Public Sector Management Act 1995.
Within the department there are independent statutory officers, who are appointed by the Governor and report directly to the South Australian State Parliament:
- The Director of Public Prosecutions
- Commissioner for Victim's Rights
- The Solicitor-General
- The Public Advocate
- The Guardianship Board
- The Ombudsman
- Commissioner for Equal Opportunity.
The following are statutory officers that form part of the Attorney-General's Department:
- Commissioner for Consumer Affairs
- Liquor and Gambling Commissioner
- Public Trustee.