COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – Impact on Freedom of Information Requests
The department is actively processing FOI requests and is aiming to finalise all requests as quickly as possible. However, the department is experiencing a significant call on resources to manage Australia’s response. This is having an impact on the department’s ability to process requests.
During this time, we may require additional time to process your request and seek your agreement to an extension of time, or seek this agreement from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. We encourage all applicants to use self-service or administrative access schemes (obtaining information outside of the FOI Act) on our website to access information where possible.
Please send an email to the FOI mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to contact the department regarding your FOI request.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives you a legal right to request access to documents held by the government.
Before you make a request, check if you can access the information another way.
Access your documents
Some information is available to you without an FOI request. For example, documents containing your personal information.
Contact us to request a copy of your documents.
Publicly available documents
Check what is already publicly available:
- Information Publication Scheme
- FOI disclosure logs
- corporate information on this website
- any other information on this website
Make an FOI request
You can use our online form to make an FOI request. Make sure you include all required information.