The General Synod or its Standing Committee establishes Working Groups to deal with specific matters that require the attention of a small group of representative specialists.  These matters need to be of national significance as each of the twenty-three dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia are responsible for dealing with their own regional or local life and mission.
 
Some groups can deal with matters on an ongoing basis, whilst others operate only for a fixed period of time or are concerned with a clearly defined project of importance to the life of the Church nationally.  Working Groups report to the Standing Committee at such times and on such basis as the Standing Committee may from time to time require.