Service records are raised and maintained to assist in the effective management and administration of members both during and after their service.
Service records are classified in two categories: personal records and health records.
Personal records include all those documents relating to a member’s routine administration, career management and training whilst health records include medical, dental and psychological records.
These records are not accessed through the FOI process, but can be accessed through the Defence Service & Personnel Records site.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) gives you the legal right to access documents in the possession of this agency.
DOCUMENTS MAY INCLUDE;
minutes, submissions, files, emails, post it notes, diaries, notebooks, reports, computer print outs, tapes or disks, text messages, maps, plans, photographs, microfiche, tape recordings, films, videotapes and metadata.
THEY DO NOT INCLUDE;
service records, medical records or any other personnel related record. For personnel related enquiries, see the Defence Service & Personnel Records website, as outlined above.