Information publications scheme

Part 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) establishes an Information Publication Scheme (IPS) for Australian Government agencies subject to the FOI Act. The IPS commences on 1 May 2011 and requires the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to publish a broad range of information and make it available for downloading where possible.

For access to documents listed below but which are not yet available for downloading, please contact the FOI officer.

  1. Agency plan for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  2. Who we are: organisational chart and contact details
  3. What we do: administrative orders and details of appointments of officers of the agency
  4. Our reports and responses to Parliament: annual reports and the department's indexed list of files
  5. Routinely requested information: FOI disclosure log
  6. Consultation: details of arrangements for members of the public to comment on specific policy proposals for which the agency is responsible
  7. DFAT finances: DFAT portfolio budget statement
  8. Operational information for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  9. Contact details: FOI officer who can be contacted about access to the agency's information or documents under the FOI Act

Many documents are also available through our about us page or through our publications page.

Operational information

DFAT's operational information documents
Document Category Publish date
Conduct and Ethics Manual Fraud and Ethics Current
Fraud Control Plan Fraud and Ethics To be confirmed
Fraud Policy Statement Fraud and Ethics Current
Direct Aid Program (DAP) guidelines Grants Current
Foundations, Councils and Institutions charters, guidelines and forms Grants Current
International Relations Grants Program (IRGP) guidelines Grants Current
Australian Government Public Vessel Status Guidelines Legal Current
Australia's Implementation of United Nations Security Council Financial Sanctions Legal Current
UN Security Council sanctions Legal Current
Client Service Charter Passports Current
Online Passport Information Passports Current
Passport Brochures Passports Current
Currawong Childcare Centre Allocation Policy Personnel Current
DFAT's Indigenous Cadetship Program Personnel Current
Disability Action Strategy 2011-15 Personnel Current
General Principles to Guide Selection Advisory Committees Personnel Current
General Recruitment: Information Packages for Prospective Applicants Personnel Current
Graduate Recruitment: Information Packages for Prospective Applicants Personnel Current
Reconciliation Action Plan 2011-15 Personnel Current
Protocol Guidelines Protocol Current
Information Publication Scheme
FOI disclosure log


  • Email:
  • Mail:
    Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
    Domestic Legal Branch
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent
    BARTON, ACT 0221
Last Updated: 17 May 2018