Request for access to documents under Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act)
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 appropriate FOI mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org for Agriculture and Water portfolio requests and email@example.com for Environment portfolio requests) if you would like to contact the department regarding your FOI request.
How to complete this form
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed before you can submit your request.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives you a legal right to request access to material held by the government.
A request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) must include:
- enough information for us to identify documents you are requesting
- an email or postal address to enable us to contact you.
You are not required to give us your real name, or any name at all, or provide proof of your identity. However we would need this information to be able to give you access to:
- your own personal information or documents about your business affairs, or
- information on behalf of another person with their consent.