Information Publication Scheme

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is an agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) and is required to comply with the Information Publication Scheme (IPS) requirements.

Agency Plan

Section 8(1) of the FOI Act requires an agency to prepare an agency plan.

In complying with this provision Austrade has drafted an Agency Plan how the IPS will be implemented and administered.

Download Austrade's Corporate Plan 2016-17 (PDF)

Who we are

Austrade is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency.

Through a global network of offices in more than 100 locations in over 55 countries, we assist Australian companies to succeed in international business and attract foreign direct investment into Australia.

Download Austrade’s organisational chart (PDF)

Austrade has one statutory appointment. This is the position of Austrade’s Chief Executive Officer. This position was appointed by the Minister for Trade under section 51 of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985.

What we do

To access details of what we do and the role of Austrade click here

To view Austrade’s Corporate Information click here. Austrade also works in conjunction with the Australian Tax office to administer the income tax exemption available under section 23 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. To view details on Austrade’s role regarding the operation of section 23AF click here

Austrade uses the following documents when performing or exercising its functions or powers in making decisions or recommendations affecting the public.


The Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985
The Export Market Development Act 1997
Section 23AF of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936


To view EMDG legislative instruments and regulations click here

Section 23AF

To view details of this tax exemption please click here

Consular and Passports

View documents relating to consular and passport services.

Our reports and responses to Parliament

To access Austrade's annual report click here

To view Austrade’s Senate Index File list click here

To view Austrade’s Senate Order on Government Contracts click here

Routinely requested information

Information that is routinely requested under the FOI Act is published in Austrade’s Disclose Log. You can access the disclosure log by clicking on the link below.

Freedom of Information


Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on Austrade’s agency plan. If you would like to provide feedback, the FOI Contact Officer’s details are listed below.

When Austrade has specific policy proposals, details for public consultation will be published on this page.

Contact us

The Austrade FOI Contact Officer can assist you with any enquiries that you may have regarding Austrade’s IPS. The contact details are listed below.

FOI Co-ordinator
Legal Services
Level 23, 201 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2001