Access to information
Providing you a number of ways to access documents and the information we have.
Personal information releases
You can get the personal details we hold about you under our administrative access scheme.
Read more about personal information releases.
If you need a Notice of Past Benefit so that you can comply with your obligations under the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995, you should complete the Medicare Compensation Recovery Medicare History Statement request form.
Your online accounts
Get your personal information straight away using your online account. It’s a secure way for you to view and request the information we hold when it suits you.
Find out what you can do online using:
Freedom of information
You have a right, with limited exceptions, to request access to documents we hold under Freedom of Information legislation.
We outline the process of making a request under FOI legislation. An FOI request can take up to 30 days to process or longer, depending upon the circumstances.
Read more about freedom of information.
Freedom of Information Disclosure Log
We publish non-personal information released after an FOI request is made to the Department of Human Services, including Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and CRS Australia.
Read more on our Freedom of Information Disclosure Log.
Information Publication Scheme (IPS) Agency Plan
Outlines our framework enabling easy access to information for customers.
Read more about our Information Publication Scheme (IPS) agency plan.
Information Publication Scheme
Outlines our process of publishing information. You can access a range of information, including reports to Parliament, about our department and our programs.
Read more about the Information Publication Scheme.
Request documents and information with a subpoena
You can apply to a court or tribunal for a subpoena to compel us to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial.
Read more about how to:
- request documents and information with a subpoena
- pay for access to information using Government EasyPay.
Privacy Impact Assessment Register
We publish the titles of Privacy Impact Assessments we’ve completed since 1 July 2018.
We do a Privacy Impact Assessment for all projects that:
- involve a significant change to how we manage personal information
- might have a significant impact on the privacy of individuals.
You can view the titles on the Privacy Impact Assessment Register.
Page last updated: 30 January 2019