The Australian National Maritime Museum is a Commonwealth statutory authority and makes information about its activities available to the public in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, 1982 (FOI Act).

Under the FOI Act, members of the public can seek access to museum documents.

How to make an FOI request

Your request must:

  • State that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act
  • Provide information about the documents you wish to access
  • Provide an address or other contact details for a reply

Your request can be sent to:

The FOI Coordinator

58 Pirrama Rd
Pyrmont, NSW 2009
or emailed to:

Further information is available by contacting the museum (02) 9298-3765

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges may apply to processing your request in accordance with Part 4 of the Guidelines issued by the Australian Information Commissioner. The Australian Information Commissioner can issue guidelines including a schedule of fees and charges under s93A of the Freedom of Information Act, 1982.

You will be notified of any fees and charges applicable and may also be required to pay a deposit before we process your request.

What you can expect from us

We will acknowledge receipt of your FOI request within 14 days and also inform you of any fees and charges that may apply. We will fulfill your FOI request within 30 days unless an extension is in place.

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

The Australian National Maritime Museum is required by s11C of the FOI Act to disclose access decisions through a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log provides access to information which has been released in response to an FOI request.

All Australian Government agencies are required to publish a list of documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI), within 10 working days of the applicant receiving the documents.
Documents disclosed in response to an FOI request are subject to the following exceptions:

  • personal information about any person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;
  • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of the information would be unreasonable;
  • information determined by the Australian Information Commissioner not to be disclosed;
  • any information, if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of required deletions to the document.

In the spirit of promoting greater openness in government, the Australian National Maritime Museum maintains a list of documents disclosed under the FOI Act (with redactions) from 1 January 2011. It is hoped that this measure will enable members of the public and the media to quickly and easily obtain access to material which has already been disclosed under the FOI Act. 

View the FOI Published File List.

If you wish to contact the Australian National Maritime Museum freedom of information officer, please do so using the following details:

The FOI Coordinator
58 Pirrama Rd
Pyrmont, NSW 2009