Thank you for visiting this website. In the period preceding an election, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role.

The Department of Social Services hosts this website and the department will manage it in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions.

Information Publication Scheme

About the scheme

The IPS commenced on 1 May 2011 and requires all government agencies to publish a broad range of information and make it available for downloading where possible.

We are required to comply with the Information Publication Scheme (IPS) requirements provided under Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

DSS' IPS Plan

The DSS’ IPS Plan describes how we proposes to comply with the IPS requirements,  as prescribed by paragraph 8(1) of the FOI Act.

Full details: DSS’ IPS Plan

About our Department

Who we are

What we do

Reports and responses to Parliament

Disclosure log

Consultation

Complaints

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request, you can complain to the Australian Information Commissioner who may investigate our actions. More information is available on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) website.

Contact us

  • Email: foi@dss.gov.au, or
  • Write to:

    Freedom of Information (FOI) Coordinator
    Government & Executive Services Branch
    Department of Social Services (DSS)
    GPO Box 9820
    CANBERRA ACT 2601

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