The governance function of the Synod office supports the Synod Standing Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration and Nomination Committee and oversees broader governance matters for the church such as by-law updates, charter reviews, regulation interpretation and performance evaluations. The governance function also provides value-added services to congregations and presbyteries through the provision of ACNC reporting services and assistance with structuring advice for entity changes such as closures, mergers and opening new entities.

The governance focus for 2020 includes governance structure improvements/refinement, including endeavours to improve/streamline the structures of the church. Equally important is the focus on governing body capacity improvements, including consistent recruitment/selection and induction/training processes.