IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION (FOI) APPLICATIONS
Please provide as much information as possible to enable the identification of relevant
If you are seeking access to a document(s) on behalf of another person, the agency will
require authorisation from that person, usually in writing.
Your valid application will be processed as soon as possible (and, in any case, within 45
days) after it is received.
The Freedom of Information Act 1992
is available for purchase from the State Government
Bookshop, 815 Hay Street, Perth (phone (08) 9222 8216) or download via the State Law
Publisher website (www.slp.wa.gov.au).
Further information can be obtained from WA Police FOI by calling (08) 6229 5900.
Forms of Access
You may request access to documents in many ways including by inspection or requesting a
copy of a document. Other methods of access are available. To discuss these, please call
(08) 6229 5900.
Where WA Police are unable to grant access in the form requested, access may be given in
another form. Fees and Charges
No fees or charges are applicable for an access application for personal information about
An application fee of $30 is applicable in every instance for applications for non-personal
No fees are applicable for an internal or external review.
WA Police FOI may seek charges for postage, special arrangements for access or for
specialised access such as reproductions.
Charges may be waived or reduced if the applicant is impecunious. Evidence to substantiate
this claim must always
be provided. Lodgement of Applications
Applications may be lodged –
Information Release Centre
Information Release Centre
Locked Bag 20
Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Level 5, 141 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Police Freedom of Information Application
Freedom of Information Request
(Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1992)
Surname ___________________________ Given Names ___________________________
Australian Address __________________________________________________________
Daytime Contact Number ___________________ Mobile ___________________________
Agent Name and Contact Details (if applicable)
Details of Request
Personal documents (no application fee and will only
contain personal information about
Non – personal documents ($30 application fee and associated charges and may, subject
to the Act and/or consultation, contain information regarding third parties). The application
fee of $30.00 is required at the time of applying and can be made either by cheque or
money order made payable to the Commissioner of Police.
Please describe clearly the documents you are requesting access to (include dates, location,
subject matter or any other information that would enable the requested documents to be
identified). Please specify actual documents rather than entire files
. You may also choose
to provide the reason for access (optional). This may assist in the identification of relevant
Please complete the following details relevant to your request, if applicable:
Incident Report Number _______________________________________________________________
If Road Traffic Crash - Crash File Number _______________________________________________
Date of Incident _____________________
Location of Incident _____________________________________________________________________
Form of Access (Please tick the appropriate boxes)
I require a copy of the document(s) Yes No
I require access in another form Yes No
Please specify ___________________________________________________________________________
Proof of ID is required before any documentation is released. This can be in the form
of a Driver’s Licence, Passport or Centrelink document if you have no other form of ID.
If an agent is acting on behalf of their client, a signed and dated statement of authority must
be included with the application.
Fees and Charges – Non-Personal Applications
Attached is my application fee of $30. I understand that if my application relates to a large file,
I may be required to pay additional applicable charges. If applicable, I will be notified and
provided with an estimate of all additional charges and given the opportunity to adjust the
scope of my application to reduce charges.
In certain circumstances a reduction of additional charges may apply. If you consider you are
entitled to a reduction of charges, please submit a request with copies of documents that
substantiate your claim. For further information, please refer to the notes on fees and charges
on page one.
I am requesting a reduction in additional charges Yes No
(Additional charges only relate to large files)
Applicant’s Signature __________________________________________________________________
Date ____/____ /_______
Office Use Only
Receipt No: _____________ Date of Receipt ____/____ /_______