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International Agreements and Arrangements

A Security of Information Agreement and Arrangement (SIA) is a formal commitment to apply reciprocal protection to official information exchanged between the parties. This protection is to agreed security standards outlined in the relevant SIA.

The existence of an SIA does NOT provide blanket approval for the release of classified information. Approval must be granted by a Releasing Authority on every occasion where a release of official information is sought.

Defence currently has SIAs with the following countries:

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • European Union
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

For more information on current agreements and arrangements please contact 1800 Defence (333 362).