Freedom of Information Act

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 with the exception of its commercial activities.

Applicants seeking access to Mint documents under this Act should apply in writing to:

Chief Executive Officer

Royal Australian Mint

Denison Street


Attention: Freedom of Information Officer

Or via email to using the subject line ‘Freedom of Information Request.’

An FOI request must be made in writing and must:

  • state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act;
  • provide such information concerning the document or documents requested as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the Mint to identify it; and
  • give detail of how notices under the FOI Act may be sent to the applicant (which may be as simple as providing a return email address).

The Mint is required to provide access to documents relating to its non-commercial activities wherever possible. Under the Act, the Mint has the right to refuse access to documents, for instance, if the work involved in processing the request would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the Mint. This is determined on a case by case basis. Please refer to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for more information.

The CEO and Senior Managers are the authorised decision-makers under the Act.

Categories of documents

The Mint holds minutes, reports and submissions associated with its Advisory Council; general records, including correspondence, reports and minutes of internal meetings in relation to the activities and functions of the agency; administrative documents such as management, staffing, finance and personnel records; and documentation relating to the national coin collection.

FOI Disclosure Log