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 Citizenship
National Communications Branch
PO 25, Belconnen, ACT, 2617
The deeds of agreement are available.
See: Media Access Deed of Agreement ( 77KB PDF file)
Further information is available from the department's National Communications Branch.
Telephone: 02 6264 2244