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Media Access to Detention Facilities

Media access policy to immigration detention

The department's media access policy provides opportunities for accredited media representatives to enter immigration detention facilities for the purposes of general reporting on the facilities' operation and status. Deeds of agreement must be signed by both the media entity (editor, executive producer or similar) and each of the media representatives seeking to enter the detention facility. Not all requests can and/or will be met, for a range of reasons including operational and security priorities.

These deeds must be downloaded, completed, signed and returned to the department's National Communications Branch prior to any media access being considered. You can fax, scan and eMail or post it to the department.
Fax: 02 6264 2479

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
National Communications Branch
PO Box 25, Belconnen, ACT, 2617

The deeds of agreement are available.
See: Media Access Deed of Agreement (454KB PDF file)

Further information is available from the department's National Communications Branch.
Telephone: 02 6264 2244