Freedom of Information 


How to make a request 

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Release of your own information 
Fees and charges 
What you can expect from us 




The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives any person the right to:


  • Access copies of documents we hold
  • Ask for information we hold about you to be changed or annotated if it is incomplete, out of date, incorrect or misleading
  • Seek a review of our decision not to allow you access to a document or not to amend your personal record


You can ask to see any document that we hold. This general right is limited by exemptions to protect essential public and private interests. We can refuse access to some documents, or parts of documents that are exempt.


Exempt documents may include those relating to national security, documents containing material obtained in confidence, Cabinet documents, documents affecting the privacy of individuals, or other matters set out in the FOI Act.


Documents available outside the FOI Act   

You can get certain information, including any personal information we hold about you, without following a formal process under the FOI Act. 

You should also check the information we have published under the Information Publication Scheme and the Disclosure Log to see if what you are seeking is already available.


Release of your own information    

If you want access to any of your own personal information, you should contact the relevant part of ANSTO first. ANSTO can provide copies of some documents without the need for you to make an FOI request.  


[email protected]

If you are requesting documents related to your internal affairs, to assist us to protect your privacy, please include a copy of photographic identification with your request. 


If you are requesting documents on behalf of another person relating to their personal affairs, please provide specific written authority, by that person, for ANSTO to send copies of documents to you or allow you to inspect copies of documents containing information about that third party.


Please also include a copy of photographic identification of the third party with the request. 


If you require assistance with your request, please contact the FOI coordinator on 02 9717 3111 or by email [email protected]