The Freedom of Information Act 1982 requires the High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) to publish certain information on our website. This includes this Information Publications Scheme (IPS) plan, and disclosing access decisions through a disclosure log on our website.

The disclosure log provides access to information which has been released in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) access request. The Information that will be described in the HSRA disclosure log will be information released by HSRA under the Freedom of Information Act 1982(Opens in a new tab/window) and is available for public access.

Detailed information about FOI can be found at the website for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner(Opens in a new tab/window).

Information Publication Scheme

The HSRA provides the following information in accordance with the Information Publication Scheme (IPS) established under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Who We Are and What We Do

The HSRA's Corporate Plan

The HSRA's Organisational Structure

Our Workplace Plans and Policies

Procedures for Public Interest Disclosures

Privacy Policy

IPS Authority Plan (PDF: 162.72 KB)

Our Finances

Portfolio Budget Statements

FOI Disclosure Log

IPS Authority Plan (PDF: 162.72 KB)

Disclosure Log

FOI Guidelines – Office of the Australian Information Commissioner(Opens in a new tab/window)

Reports and Responses to Parliament

Annual reports

Authority contracts $100,000 or more (Murray Motion)

Indexed list of Agency files (Harradine Motion)

Gifts and Benefits Register

Contact information


Where a document is not available in an accessible format under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2, it will be made available on request through the above contact details.

FOI Requests

Requests to access documents must be in writing and must provide enough information about the documents sought to enable the HSRA to identify them.

Requests should be sent to:
The FOI Coordinator
High Speed Rail Authority

A link is provided on the HSRA disclosure log. There may be documents in the disclosure log that are currently not available in HTML format. If you are unable to read the format provided, please contact the FOI Coordinator at the above email address.

Fees and charges

There is no fee for making a request but the Freedom of Information Act 1982(Opens in a new tab/window) provides that charges may be imposed for processing requests.

A charge may be imposed to reimburse HSRA for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternative format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

Disclosure log

In accordance with sections 8(2)(g) and 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, information released under the Act is listed below.

HSRA will make documents accessible on this website as much as possible. However, some documents, due to size or format, will be made available via post. If you would like to access documents listed but not published on this site, or in an alternate format please contact the FOI Coordinator.

HSRA’s list does not include the following:

  • documents released under the FOI Act containing personal or business information which would be unreasonable to publish;
  • documents to which access has been refused or which are exempt from release under the FOI Act; and
  • documents which have been released to the media or members of the public outside the FOI Act.
  • Information attached, or referred to, in the HSRA’s FOI disclosure log may be removed after 12 months, unless the information has enduring public value.


Disclosure date Description of documents


Disclosure dateDescription of documents
3 July 2023For the period 1 June 2022 to 3 May 2023, documents relating to the New South Wales' government "fast rail" policy and plans to build a new dedicated fast rail track between Sydney and Newcastle and Wollongong including documents about federal government collaboration/support for the NSW fast rail project between Sydney and Newcastle, and how the project would interact with the High Speed Rail Authority.
PDF: 41.03 MB
8 September 2023Minutes of all HSRA Board meetings held between 13 June 2023 and 10 August 2023, and correspondence relating to these meetings.
PDF: 2.90 MB
25 September 2023

Any correspondence between QANTAS – or third parties acting on behalf of QANTAS - and the National Faster Rail Agency that relate to proposals for high-speed rail from 2017 to the present.

No documents

2 January 2024Minutes of HSRA Board meetings, which have been approved by the HSRA Board, held between 11 August 2023 and 1 December 2023, and correspondence relating to these meetings
PDF: 3.8 MB
13 February 2024Any documents that outline the route options and implementation of the High Speed Rail Sydney - Newcastle corridor.
PDF: 2.0 MB
28 March 2024Status of the following performance measures listed in the HSRA Corporate plan.  (1) Risk Management Policy and Framework, (2) Organisational Strategy which includes capability building (3) A Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy.
PDF: 4.53 MB