Publication date: 16 September 2021

This consultation is now closed. The deadline for submissions was 15 October 2021.


Under s 93A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) the Australian Information Commissioner has power to issue written guidelines for the purposes of the FOI Act.

Australian Government agencies and ministers are required to have regard to any guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner when performing a function or exercising a power under the FOI Act.

The OAIC has reviewed agency compliance with the disclosure log requirements in s 11C of the FOI Act and updated Part 14 (Disclosure log) in light of the findings and recommendations made in the Disclosure Log Desktop Review Report.

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Purpose of consultation

The OAIC seeks comment from interested stakeholders on the content, guidance, readability and accessibility of the updated Part 14 of the FOI Guidelines.

We welcome your suggestions for any additional resources you think will assist in complying with the disclosure log requirements in the FOI Act.

How to provide comments

You can make submissions in a letter or email and send it to:



GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001

The closing date for comments is 15 October 2021.

Publication of submissions

We will generally publish submissions we receive as part of a consultative process on our website, except when a submission is provided and received in confidence.

Privacy collection statement

The OAIC will only use the personal information it collects during this consultation for the purpose of reviewing Part 14 of the FOI Guidelines (Disclosure log).