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Overview

The Freedom of Information Act 1992  (FOI Act) gives members of the public the legal 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 types 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.

Applying for documents under the FOI Act

The primary method for access to Tourism WA’s publications by the public is through the Tourism WA website. Only documents held by Tourism WA which are unable to be obtained by any other means are able to be applied for. The FOI Act contains exemptions and limitations which can preclude or restrict the release of some documents, or restrict the release of certain details contained within some documents.

The application must:

  • be in writing
  • give enough information to enable the requested documents to be identified
  • give an address in Australia to which notices can be sent
  • be forwarded to:
    FOI Coordinator
    Level 10, 1 William Street
    Perth WA 6000

Under the FOI Act, Tourism WA must collect a fee of $30.00 for applications requesting non-personal documentation before an applicant’s request for access can be considered.

Amending personal information

If you believe that “personal information” held by Tourism WA about you is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading you may apply to have the information amended.

There are no fees or charges for amending personal information.

Office of the Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner is an independent officer who reports directly to Parliament. The main function of the Office of the Information Commission is to deal with complaints about decisions made by agencies in respect of access applications and applications for the amendment of personal information.

For further information, please visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

Last Reviewed: 2020-07-01