Accessing agency information

You may find the information you want from an Australian Government agency or minister without needing to lodge a freedom of information (FOI) request. The Freedom of Information Act 1982 encourages agencies to proactively publish information they hold.

You can find information released under FOI on an agency or minister’s disclosure log.

Each agency publishes a range of information under the Information Publication Scheme, such as their organisational structure, functions, appointments, annual reports, consultation arrangements and details about who to contact to access their information or documents.