Information Publication Scheme

Reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) promote a pro-disclosure culture across government, and build a stronger foundation for greater openness and transparency in government.

A significant change is the introduction of a new Information Publication Scheme (IPS) for Australian Government agencies.  The scheme aims to transform the FOI framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information.  The scheme commenced on 1 May 2011.

The Information Publication Scheme:

  • Requires Australian Government agencies to publish an information publication plan.
  • Specifies categories of information that must be published.
  • Provides a means for agencies to proactively publish other government information.

Do you have feedback? 

PHIO is interested in your feedback on its Agency Plan and what it will publish under the Information Publication Scheme. To provide feedback, contact either the Senior Project and Policy Officer on 02 8235 8777 or submit your feedback to .


Information Publication Scheme

Agency plan

Organisation structure

Functions and powers

Statutory appointments


Arrangements to comment on policy proposals

Not applicable.

Documents to which access is routinely given under Freedom of Information

Not applicable.

Information routinely provided to Parliament

Contact details

Operational information

Financial Information