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Please be advised that the Department of Defence has a recognised stand-down period between Saturday 24 December 2016 and Tuesday 3 January 2017 inclusive. As such, your request will be actioned on 4 January 2017.

Service and Medical Records

If you are a former member of the Australian Defence Force, or a former employee of the Department of Defence, and you wish to access your personnel records, visit the Defence records and archives site for information and instructions.

Superannuation inquiries

For information about superannuation visit the Comsuper website.


FOI does not provide contact details for any current or past employees of the Department.

Visit the Defence Records and Archives site, or please contact the Defence National Switchboard.

1300 333 362 (from Australia)
+61 2 6265 9111 (if calling from overseas)


Making an FOI request or general inquiry

Please be advised that the Department of Defence has a recognised stand-down period between Saturday, 24 December 2016 and Tuesday 3 January 2017 inclusive. As such, your request will be actioned on 4 January 2017.

Please note: A request to Defence for access to a document under the FOI Act must:

  • be in writing (email and the web form are both fine); and
  • state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act (e.g. I am seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982); and
  • provide such information concerning the document as is reasonably necessary to identify it (e.g. date of documents, type of document, author, subject, potential location);
  • be specific and avoid broad statements like ALL or ANY documents with your name on them; and
  • give details of how notices under the FOI Act may be sent to the applicant (e.g. by providing an email address to which notices may be sent).

FOI Request Form


FOI Request Form
Address

Freedom of Information Directorate
Department of Defence
CP1-6-001
PO Box 7910
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610

Fax: +61 2 6266 2112
Email: FOI@Defence.gov.au

Other useful contacts
How to make an FOI complaint

If you wish to make a complaint about the conduct of the Department in handling your FOI inquiry or FOI request please send your complaint in writing to:

FOI Complaints Officer
Freedom of Information Directorate
Department of Defence
CP1-6-029
PO Box 7910
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610

Fax: +61 2 6266 2112

Email:FOI@defence.gov.au