What is FOI?
Access to Documents
The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the FOI Act) gives you the right to apply for access to documents held by State Public Sector agencies which includes: Government Departments; Local Authorities; Statutory Authorities and Ministers.
Agencies are required to assist the public obtain access to documents at the lowest reasonable cost, and to ensure that personal information held is accurate, complete, up to date and not misleading. Your right to apply is not affected by any reasons you have for wishing to obtain access, or the agency’s belief as to what your reasons are for applying.
The kinds of documents to which you may request access includes paper files, computer records, maps, plans, photographs, tape recordings, films, video tapes and electronically stored information.
Amendment of Personal Information
You may also apply for access to personal information about you that is contained in agency documents and you can apply to correct that information if it is incorrect, inaccurate, out of date, or misleading. Personal information is information about you whilst non-personal information is information concerning other people.
Further information can be found at: