Freedom of Information

The intention of the Freedom of Information Act is to:

  • Confer upon persons a general right of access to information held by agencies;
  • Confer upon individuals a right to apply to an agency for an amendment of personal information to ensure that it is accurate, complete, up to date and not misleading;
  • Place an obligation on agencies to make publicly available certain information about their operations.

The Act requires that agencies prepare and publish an Information Statement which conveys the maximum possible detail to the public about its operations and which makes available to the public documents, such as internal manuals which have previously been unavailable.

This Information Statement is published by the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, as outlined above.

Lodging a Freedom of Information request

Application forms are available from the Shire Administration Centre. It is not mandatory to use the application forms provided, however, an application must be in writing and:

  • Provide enough information to enable the requested document to be identified.
  • Provide an Australian address for correspondence.
  • Be accompanied by the prescribed application fee if the document requested is for non-personal information.
  • Specify the manner in which access is requested, e.g. copy requested.

Your application will be dealt with as soon as practicable (within 45 days) after it is received.

Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Freedom of Information Coordinator.

Additionally you can lodge your application by addressing it to:

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Freedom of Information Coordinator
6 Paterson Street
Mundijong WA 6123

Freedom-of-Information-FOI-Application-Form

The Freedom of Information Act 1992 is available for purchase from the State Government Bookshop, 815 Hay Street, Perth, Telephone (08) 9222 8216, or can be downloaded from the State Law Publisher’s website.