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Appendix 10 - Freedom of information

Freedom of information procedures and initial contact points

Inquiries concerning the procedures for seeking information from the Museum under the Act may be made in writing, by telephone, or in person at the official FOI access point shown below:

FOI Coordinator
National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton ACT 2601

Mail address:
GPO Box 1901
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6208 5365
Email: FOI@nma.gov.au

The Director is the authorised decision maker under the Act.

Facilities for access

The access point at which members of the public may make inquires on FOI matters, submit formal requests for access to documents, or inspect documents to which access has been granted, is listed above, and is open from Monday to Friday during business hours.

Categories of documents

The Museum holds minutes, reports and submissions associated with the Council and its committees; general records, including correspondence, reports and minutes of internal meetings in relation to the activities and functions of the organisation; administrative documents such as management, staffing, finance and personnel records; and documentation relating to the Museum's collections.

Some educative material is made available for purchase by the public. Documents made available to the public free of charge include descriptive brochures about the Museum's public programs.