Lodging an FOI Application

What type of application?

There are two types of Freedom Of Information application:

  • Request for information about someone other than you
  • Request to change or delete information about you

Both types have a list of requirements that must be met under the FOI Act before they are considered ‘valid’ and can be attended to.

Type 1: Request for information about someone other than you

Your application must:

  • Be in writing
  • Give enough information to identify the documents you require
  • Give an Australian address for correspondence ( Street address or Post Box – Not an email or other electronic address)
  • Provide any other information required under the regulations
  • Be accompanied by an application fee of $30.

Our FOI Form is not a requirement but may assist you with addressing the application requirements.

Please note: Charges may apply, including 20c per photocopy supplied, and $30 per hour for staff time to prepare a response.

Charges may be varied or waived depending on circumstances. These fees and charges are set by the FOI Act.

Type 2: Request to change or delete information about you

Your application must:

  • Be in writing
  • Give enough information to identify the documents that require change or deletion
  • Provide detail on why you believe the information should be deleted or changed
  • Outline detail of requested change such as –

– alter information;

– strike out or deleting information;

– insert information;

– insert a note in relation to information,

  • Give an Australian address for correspondence ( Street address or Post Box – Not an email or other electronic address)
  • Provide any other information or details required under the regulations.

There is no charge to submit an FOI application to amend personal details.