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.  Australian Anglicans are encouraged to take an active interest in the activities of these Working Groups and make a contribution to the life of our Church as such Groups will often invite submissions or comment from members of the Church or the public at large.