What are Cabinet documents?
Cabinet documents include Cabinet submissions, Cabinet notes, and Cabinet agendas.
- Cabinet submissions are prepared by State Government agencies seeking a decision from Cabinet on a significant policy change, project, reform or appointment
- Cabinet notes - also prepared by State Government agencies - provide information for Cabinet to note, where no decision is required
- Cabinet agendas list the Cabinet submissions and Cabinet notes to be discussed at a specific Cabinet meeting.
Cabinet documents are available for possible release after 10 years, under the State Government’s "Ten Year Rule” policy
The public can apply for access to these documents through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In some instances, information may still be withheld for reasons such as personal privacy, national security, law enforcement and public safety.
Apply for Cabinet documents
Use the search tool below to browse all Cabinet documents listed under the “Ten Year Rule”.
Documents that have already been applied for and released are available for download.
To see all documents released under the “Ten Year Rule”, select ‘View all Cabinet documents available for download’ in the filter column. This section is updated regularly as further documents are released.
To apply for access to Cabinet documents not yet released, click 'Apply', complete the application form and post or email your application to our Freedom of Information Unit.
The Accredited Freedom of Information Officer
Freedom of Information Unit
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 2343
Adelaide SA 5001
For all enquiries, please contact:
Accredited Freedom of Information Officer
Telephone: (08) 8429 5489