Information Publication Scheme

About the scheme

The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) requires ANU to make publicly available operational information and information disclosed under the Act. In accordance with Section 8(1) of the FOI Act, ANU's IPS plan can be accessed here:

ANU already publishes a high volume of operational information through its website. The IPS section of this site contains links to information that is available and commonly requested.

About the University

Who we are

Paragraphs 8(2)(b) and 8(2)(d) of the FOI Act require ANU to publish information about the organisation and structure of the University, including the University Executive, ANU College academic structure, corporate and academic governance and the current ANU Enterprise Agreement. The information is available on the following pages:

What we do

Paragraphs 8(2)(c) and 8(2)(j) of the FOI Act require us to publish a description of the functions and powers, frameworks & disclosures and operational information of the University. This information is available on the following pages:

Our reports

Paragraphs 8(2)(e) and 8(2)(h) of the FOI Act require us to publish Annual reports laid before the Parliament, and other information routinely provided to the Parliament. This information can be found using the following links:

Routinely requested information and FOI Disclosure Log

Sections 11C and 8(1)(g) of the FOI Act require ANU to publish a Disclosure Log on our website. The Disclosure Log lists documents that have been released under the FOI Act. The University's Disclosure Log can be accessed here

Information required to be published under the IPS

Fees & charges

We may charge a person for accessing any IPS document which is impracticable to publish online.

If we charge a person it is:

  • at the lowest reasonable cost
  • to reimburse the University for specific reproduction costs or other specific incidental costs (as per s 8D(4) of the FOI Act).

Any charges imposed will be consistent with charges in the Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 1982, which generally apply to access requests under Part III of the FOI Act.

Complaint handling

If you are unhappy with the University regarding any aspect of the IPS, you can complain to the Australian Information Commissioner who may undertake further investigations. More information is available on the OAIC website.

Contact us

We are required under section 8(2)(i) of the FOI Act to publish contact details of an officer, or officers, who can be contacted about access to our information under the FOI Act.

We will arrange for IPS documents, which are not available on this website, to be made available in hard copy upon request by either:

FOI Coordinator
University Records
Scholarly Information Services
Menzies Building #2
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

If you believe that something should be included in the IPS page please direct your suggestions to: