All public sector employees should endeavour to embody the South Australian public sector values at work. Developed in consultation with more than 600 public sector employees, including the Senior Management Council, the values make it easier for us to work together by forming a culture and a vision that we all share.

The values include:

  • Service
    We proudly serve the community and the South Australian government
  • Professionalism
    We strive for excellence
  • Trust
    We have confidence in the ability of others
  • Respect
    We value every individual
  • Collaboration & Engagement
    We create solutions together
  • Honest & Integrity
    We act truthfully, consistently and fairly
  • Courage & Tenacity
    We never give up
  • Sustainability
    We work to get the best results for current and future generations of South Australians

Our values take into account the ever-changing needs of South Australians, and the place of government in helping to grow the state’s prosperity and wellbeing. The values should be used as a guide to the behaviours and practices that apply to all employees, regardless of position, technical expertise, or location and form the basis for the Code of Ethics and Behaviours Framework.

Values are the building blocks of our sector. They shape our organisational cultures and our interactions with colleagues, partners, customers, and citizens.

Employees need to be thoughtful about how they embrace the values in their working life. This requires some structured analysis and planning. This doesn’t have to be hard work and you can find some tools and collateral on this site to help you through that process.

The information generated should be included in the performance management and development plans that employees create with their managers.

Please be advised that as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all physical Code of Ethics and Values Poster orders will be temporarily unavailable until further notice.

If you would like to be notified once the physical Code of Ethics and Values Posters are available for order, please email us at so that we can keep you informed.

Please note that the electronic version of the Code of Ethics and Values Poster remain available for download at any time on our website.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Code costs $2.00+GST per copy, plus a delivery fee that will be determined based on the size of the order and the delivery address. The minimum order quantity is 20. Please contact us if you would like to order more than 2,000 copies.

Once your order has been placed, you will receive a confirmation email, and we will contact the nominated billing person to confirm the invoice total.

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