Tel: 1300 13 62 37
Level 2 (Reception)
140 William Street (please use the public entrance off Railway Lane from the Murray Street Mall)
Access rights etc., in Parts 2 and 4 of the Freedom of Information Act 1992, do not apply to documents that are already available for free, for purchase or for inspection. All published documents available for viewing or purchase, can be found on the Publications page of the Commerce website. Additional information about documents and public registers maintained by Commerce can be found in the Information Statement.
If you want access to other departmental documents, not available by these or other means, you will need to complete and lodge a Freedom of Information application form. If you are not sure if Commerce holds the document of interest, contact the relevant Division or call 1300 136 237.
The application has to:
Note: You can only use this form to apply for access to documents created by or held by the Department of Commerce.
Apply under the Freedom of Information Act for access to documents held by the Department of Commerce
The objects and intent of the Freedom of Information Act 1992, which became operational on 1 November 1993, are to:
The objects of the Act are to be achieved by:
Note: Where possible, the appropriate division of Commerce will grant access to documents outside the formal freedom of information process. On those occasions no application fee or charges will apply.
Under Part 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 1992, the agency is required to maintain and publish an information statement at intervals of not more than 12 months.