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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) requires Australian Government agencies to proactively publish certain information and gives the Australian community a right of access to documents held by most agencies, subject to certain exemptions

The Classification Board and Classification Review Board are entities subject to the FOI Act. However, as the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications holds records relating to classification decisions, FOI requests about classification are most often processed by the Department.

Information Publication Scheme (IPS)

As part of obligations under the FOI Act to proactively publish a range of information, Information Publication Scheme (IPS) plans are available for the Classification Board and Classification Review Board. These plans provide links to a range of online information relating to the Classification Board and Classification Review Board.

Information Publication Scheme plan for the Classification Board

Information Publication Scheme plan for the Classification Review Board

Make an FOI application

If you wish to access a classification decision only, please contact us as your request may be able to be met without the need to apply via the FOI Act.

To make an FOI application relating to other documents regarding classification that are not already published on this website, please contact the FOI Officer at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

If you are unsure whether an FOI application is necessary, please contact us first.

FOI disclosure log

The Classification Board and the Classification Review Board are both required by the FOI Act to publish a disclosure log which lists documents and other information released in response to an FOI access request.

As the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications generally processes FOI requests relating to classification decisions, these are published on the Department’s disclosure log.