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Location and Phone Details

Finance occupies one building in Canberra. Please check the location before visiting us. Ministerial and Parliamentary Services are also administered from offices in each of the States.

Switch Phone Number

+61 2 6215 2222

Postal Address

Department of Finance
One Canberra Avenue

Media Enquiries

Phone: 0451 633 570
Director, Corporate Engagement

How to Contact Finance Staff

To send an email to officers in the department, use the format

If you do not know who to contact regarding a particular issue, please use the contact details at the bottom of the web page displaying the information you're interested in.

Find Finance Staff Details through the Government Online Directory [External Site]

Freedom of Information

The broad objective of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) [External Site] is to give the Australian community access to information held by the Government of the Commonwealth.  In order to do this, agencies are required to publish the information and members of the public are provided with a general right of access to documents.

Requests made under the FOI Act must:

  • be in writing;
  • state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act;
  • provide such information concerning the document that will allow the Department to identify it; and
  • provide detail of how notices provided by the Department in relation to the FOI request can be sent to the applicant.

FOI requests made to the Department on or after 1 November 2010 no longer require an application fee.

The FOI Act provides that charges may be imposed for processing requests.

FOI requests should be sent to:

The FOI Coordinator
Legal Services Branch
Department of Finance
One Canberra Avenue

FOI requests may also be lodged by email to

The FOI Coordinator can be contacted on 02) 6215 1783 to discuss any prospective request to the Department.

Public Interest Disclosure

 The Secretary for Finance has established Procedures for dealing with Public Interest Disclosures. Disclosures can be directed to an Authorised Officer, appointed under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 [External Site](PID Act), via email to

The PID Act prescribes a framework for the disclosure and investigation of wrongdoing and maladministration in the Australian public sector (APS).  Finance encourages and supports the reporting of wrongdoings in the APS so that they can be investigated and addressed.

Contact for information on this page: Finance Web Manager at

Last updated: 15 February 2019