FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
HOW TO APPLY
A Freedom of Information application must be submitted in writing and accompanied by payment of the $30 application fee.
To access the Freedom of Information Application please click on the link below or contact the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012.
The Freedom of Information Act provides that the Shire must complete all applications within 45 calendar days from the receipt of a valid application; however this time frame may be extended by agreement between the Shire and the applicant. If the application is extensive we may need to contact to to discuss the scope of the application.
The rate of fees and charges are set under the Act. The application fee for non-personal information of $30, is to be paid when the application is lodged.
Once the application is assessed, there may be additional charges. Charges for dealing with the application are set at a standard rate of $30 per hour, or pro rata for part of an hour. Additional charges for photocopying are $30 per hour of staff time and 20 cents per copy. Actual costs will be charged for postage.
If at any point the charges are likely to exceed $25, your permission to continue with the application will be sought prior to the commencement of processing the application and a response is required within 30 days.
There is a 25% reduction of charges (but not the application fee) on the grounds of financial hardship.
If you have any general enquiries about the Freedom of Information process, contact the Office of the Information Commissioner.
Telephone: (08) 6551 7888
Fax: (08) 6551 7889
Country Callers: 1800 621 244 (Toll Free)
Address: Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington Street, PERTH WA 6000
Officer of the Information Commissioner
Freedom of Information Act 1992