Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Statement 2023

Freedom of Information Act 1992 

Under the Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the FOI Act) you have a right to be given access to documents held by Western Australian State and local Government agencies subject to some limitations.

The FOI Act applies to Western Australian government agencies:

  • government departments
  • Ministers
  • local councils
  • public hospitals
  • public schools, universities and TAFEs
  • statutory authorities

Applications for documents under the FOI Act should be made directly to the agency you believe holds the documents.

Making an FOI access application

Under section 12 of the FOI Act, your application has to:

  • be in writing;
  • give enough information to enable the requested documents to be identified;
  • give an Australian address for notices to be sent (an email address alone is not sufficient); and
  • be lodged at the agency with the appropriate fee ($30 if you are seeking information that is not just about you - no application fee is payable for access to personal information that is just about you).

Freedom of Information Application Form

Application for Internal Review

Please submit any FOI applications to the Shire via email, post or in person:

PO Box 21
Calingiri WA 6569