Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 is Commonwealth legislation that allows the general public to seek access to information held by any Commonwealth agency or authority.

The Australian National University is a Commonwealth authority and subject to the Act.

The Act was amended in 2010 with the objective of making it easier to access information held by Commonwealth agencies or authorities. It aims to do this through:

  • A 'pro-disclosure' culture (favouring release of information); and

  • The abolition of application fees and reducing processing fees.

FOI requests »

Many applications for information that the University receives relate to information that is available within the...

Personal Information »

ANU has an established procedure for staff and students (both past and present) for accessing information contained in...

Information Publication Scheme »

About the scheme The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) requires ANU to make publicly available operational...

FOI for staff »

As an ANU employee the information you generate whilst performing your duties is subject to the Freedom of Information...