The Department has posted the following information on its website:
We are disposing of unclaimed x-ray films from applicants for Australian visas.
X-rays submitted in support of a visa application are the property of the visa applicant. Our current policy is to destroy unclaimed x-rays two years after we receive them.
We are currently storing a large volume of old x-ray films dating from 1999 at our offices outside Australia.
On 10 November 2016, we will dispose of x-rays received before 2011. If you want to claim your old x-rays, complete the return of x-rays request form.
For more information about the planned disposal of unclaimed x-rays at our overseas posts, contact us at email@example.com.