Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives you a legal right to request access to material held by the government.

You can submit an FOI request to access documents.

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

Before you make an FOI request, check what is already publicly available. Check what we publish:

Make an FOI request

Our department was established on 1 February 2020. Before this, we were the:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio)

Visit the relevant website to access FOI logs and make a request.

Agriculture

Access FOI advice on the Agriculture website.

You can also browse the old website in the NLA archive. See past Agriculture web pages.

Environment

Access FOI advice on the Environment website.

You can also browse the old website in the NLA archive. See past Environment web pages.