Freedom of Information

APVMA operational information released

The APVMA has published its collection of operational information under the requirements of the new Information Publication Scheme (IPS) (external site).

Purpose of Freedom of Information (FOI)

The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (external site), (“the FOI Act”) is to give members of the public rights of access to information held by the Government of the Commonwealth and of its agencies.

Making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request

The request must:

  • be made in writing;
  • state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act;
  • provide enough information to the APVMA to clearly identify the documents sought;

To make an FOI request, download and complete the request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (RTF, 227kb) | (PDF, 496kb).

FOI requests should be sent to:

By post:
Freedom of Information & Privacy Coordinator
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary
Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182
KINGSTON  ACT  2604   


By email:


The FOI Act provides that charges may be imposed for processing FOI requests.

The APVMA may decide to reduce or not impose charges for any reason, including where the applicant can establish grounds of financial hardship or general public interest.

Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. You may also pay by credit card. Download the FOI Request payment form (RTF, 149kb) | (PDF, 313kb).

Contacts and further information

If you would like further information about making a Freedom of Information request, please contact the FOI team on +61 2 6210 4785 or by email to

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner provides useful information about FOI processes more generally.

Last updated on 29 August, 2013

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