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If you are seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to documents we hold, you need to apply in writing to:
Freedom of Information Contact Officer
Legal Services Branch
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
GPO Box 2002
CANBERRA ACT 2601
If you require assistance with your request, please contact the FOI Contact Officer on (02) 6248 5056 or by email to foi [at] nfsa.gov.au.
There is no application fee for making an FOI request or a request for internal review.
There are no processing charges for requests for access to documents containing only personal information about you. However, processing charges may apply to other requests. These processing charges may cover:
If we decide to impose a charge, we will give you a written estimate and the basis of our calculation.
To make an FOI request you must:
You do not need to give any reasons why you want the information.
We will provide copies of the documents you have requested once access has been approved and after we have received any applicable charges. Alternatively, you can arrange to inspect documents at our offices in Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne.
Documents released to you under the FOI Act will also be published online on our Disclosure Log.
You can request in writing that we reconsider our decision through an internal review. You can also ask the Australian Information Commissioner to review our original decision or our decision on internal review within 60 days of the date of decision (or 30 days after you are notified if you are an affected third party).
More information regarding FOI processes is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.