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Freedom of information

DSTG is pleased to meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, and proactively provide information about our organisation.

In keeping with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), as amended on 1 November 2010, an Information Publication Scheme is now in place to provide the Australian public with access to a broad range of government information. The information available on this page is freely available for downloading. Some of the information relating to DSTG can be accessed from the Defence website. If you are unable to find the information you are after please contact us using our Contacts page.

Freedom of Information Requests

To request information from DSTG under Freedom of Information, please visit the Defence Freedom of Information web page.

Information Publication Scheme

In accordance with the latest reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the introduction of the Information Publication Scheme, Defence has drafted an Information Publication Scheme Plan, to which DSTG is party.

Under the Information Publication Scheme, DSTG is pleased to make available the following information:

Information to be providedProvision of information

Details of the agency's structure

See Our structure

Details of the agency's functions, including its decision making powers and other powers affecting members of the public

See About DST.

Technical risk assessments

Details of statutory appointments of the agency

See Our leadership

Advisory board - while not a statutory body, the Advisory Board is appointed by the Minister

Annual reports

Defence annual reports

Details of consultation arrangements for members of the public to comment on specific policy proposals

Public comment can be made via DSTO's online enquiry form
Information in documents to which the agency routinely gives access in response to requests under the FOI Act Defence disclosures log

Information that the agency routinely provides to Parliament

Defence disclosures log

Details of an officer (or officers) who can be contacted about access to the agency's information or documents under the FOI Act

Freedom of Information Directorate
Department of Defence
PO Box 7910

Tel: +61 2 6266 2200
Fax: +61 2 6266 2112

Operational information

Recruitment Policy

Defence Recruitment - Frequently Asked Questions

Ethics in research

Defence Instruction - Conduct of human research in Defence

Our Publications


Other relevant information

DST Group budget (2014-15): $408 million

No. of DST staff (full time equivalent): approximately 2296

Gender breakdown: 80% male, 20% female

No. of DST Group sites: 8

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Innisfail
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Scottsdale

Key information

  • Freedom of Information
  • Freedom of Information Requests
  • Information
  • Information Publication Scheme