Australian Government - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

To protect Australia's borders and foster lawful trade and travel.

Freedom of Information

The objects of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are to give the Australian community access to information held by the Commonwealth Government by:

  • requiring agencies to publish information
  • providing for a right of access to documents

This right of access is subject to certain exemptions contained in Part IV of the FOI Act.

You also have a right to ask for information that Customs and Border Protection holds about you to be amended if it is incomplete, out of date, incorrect or misleading.

All decisions made under the FOI Act must be made by an authorised decision maker.