Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information gives the public a right to access government documents, subject to some limitations under the Freedom of Information Act 1992

You can access the Shire's Freedom of Information application:

Freedom of Information Application

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

There’s no charge to access your personal information.

Fees apply for all other information – we can provide a price estimate.

  • $30 application fee
  • $30 p/h staff time
  • 40c per page for A4 and 70c per page for A3 copies
  • Postage as required.

What information can I access?

We’ll try to accommodate your request but may not provide documents with:

  • Other personal information
  • Information that could give you a business advantage
  • Information where disclosure would not be in the public interest.

Can I appeal a decision?

If you do not agree with our response, you can appeal it through the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Proactive information release

Many documents are available for public inspection via the website, Shire administration building or public libraries. Certain documents may have limited inspection rights under s5.95 of the Local Government Act 1995.

Related Documents

Freedom of Information Statement 2024