Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act) gives members of the public the right to apply for access to documents held by the City of South Perth.
The City is required to help members of the public make an application, obtain access to documents at the lowest reasonable cost and ensure that personal information is accurate. Your right to apply is not affected by your reasons for obtaining access, or the agency’s belief of your reasons for applying.
It is advised, but not compulsory, to fill out a Freedom of Information Application Form.
- Be in writing
- Provide enough information so that the documents can be identified
- Include a valid Australian postal address to which the documents can be sent, and
- Be lodged with the City with any applicable fee.
Once the City has received a claim it will assess it against the FOI Act and issue a notice of decision. Applications can take up to 45 days to process. Extra charges may apply for a large number of documents.
An Information Statement, updated annually, provides details about the history, demographics, government structure, administration and statutory responsibilities of the City of South Perth, as well as facts regarding freedom of information and schedules and forms.