The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the 'Act') gives you the right to request documents held by:
- State government departments
- Local Councils
- Most semi-government organisations and statutory authorities
- Public hospitals and Community Health Centres
The Act gives you the right to:
- access documents about your personal affairs and the activities of government organisations
- request we we amend or remove any incorrect or misleading information about you
Documents you can apply to access
You have a right to apply for access to documents that are held by an organisation which are covered by the Act.
This includes documents:
- created by the organisation
- supplied to the organisation by an external organisation or individual
- about your personal affairs, regardless of the age of the documents
- held by a Council, not older than 1 January 1989
What are considered 'documents'?
The definition of a 'document' includes:
- correspondence (typed or hand written)
- computer discs
- tape recordings
You can request a copy of these documents or request to inspect them at our offices.
Make a Freedom of Information request
Find out more about making a Freedom of Information request.