Information Publication Scheme

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Under section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, the Director of National Parks is required to publish a range of information online as part of an Information Publication Scheme. This includes its structure, functions, appointments, annual reports, consultation arrangements and details of a Freedom of Information contact officer. Information routinely released from Freedom of Information requests and routinely provided to parliament must also be published online.

Agency Plan

Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act requires the Director to publish an agency plan that describes how the Director of National Parks proposes to comply with its obligations under the Information Publication Scheme. If you are unable to access the Agency Plan, please contact us on ParksCoord@environment.gov.au or (02) 6274 1111 to organise an alternative format.

Who we are

What we do

Information about the Director of National Parks' functions can be found here

Our reports and responses to parliament

Routinely requested information and disclosure log

The Director of National Parks complies with its obligation to publish information resulting from freedom of information requests and any routinely released information from such requests through the Department's disclosure log.

Consultation arrangements

Under section 351 of the EPBC Act, the Director must publish a notice inviting public comment on any Proclamation to declare, revoke or amend a Commonwealth reserve. Consultation arrangements under the EPBC Act will be made in accordance with that Act's requirements.

The section 368 of the EPBC Act also requires the Director to publish an invitation to comment on the proposal to prepare a draft management plan for a Commonwealth reserve and an invitation to comment on the draft management plan. Consultation arrangements will be made in accordance with that Act's requirements.

Contact us

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Freedom of Information Coordinator can be contacted on (02) 6274 1578 or foi@environment.gov.au.

Operational information

The Director of National Parks publishes on its website information used to assist in the exercise of its functions and powers. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • guidelines and template agreements
  • information to assist members of the public and organisations to comply with statutory requirements, such as guidelines, procedures, application forms, brochures and fact sheets
  • policy documents
  • tool kits.

Queries related to operational information may be directed to the Department's Community Information Unit on 1800 803 772 or by email at ciu@environment.gov.au.