Open access information

The public has the right to access certain government information held by the Australian Museum under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

To promote open, accountable, fair and effective government in NSW, members of the public have the right to access certain government information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  This right is restricted only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosing the particular information.


How can I access information held by the Australian Museum?

There are a number of ways that you can access the different types of government information we hold. Find out how to access information, including how to make an access application. Read our government information publication guide to find out more about the types of information held at the Museum.


Australian Museum disclosure log

Our disclosure log is a record of (non-personal) information that the Museum has released, often in response to a specific request from an individual or organisation, that the Museum thinks could also be of interest to other members of the public. The disclosure log shows whether this information is now publically available and how it can be accessed.


Australian Museum Register of Government Contracts

Certain contracts that the Museum enters into with the private sector, as well as certain tender information, is made publicly available.


Australian Museum Policy Documents and Tabled Documents

Policy documents guide our decisions, actions and procedures. Our policy documents are available here. On occasion, documents relating to the Australian Museum are tabled in the NSW Parliament. Copies of these tabled documents, was well as our Annual Reports, are available on the website.




You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) website at



Dr Scott Mitchell , Head, Cultural Collection Conservation & Consulting
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