Name & address and contact details for all schools within the state..
drp brady made this Freedom of Information request to Victorian Department of Education and Training
Dear Victorian Department of Education and Training,
I wish to request the following information under the Freedom of Information provisions:
A database of all education facilities within the state showing name, address and contact details, ie phone, fax, website url and email address.
DR P Brady
Dear Dr Brady
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI 2021-640
We refer to your request received 17 November 2021 by the Department of
Education and Training (the Department) seeking access under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (the Act) to:
A database of all education facilities within the state
showing name, address and contact details, ie phone, fax, website url and
This email is to inform you that your request has not been validly made.
Section 17(2A) of the Act requires a request to be accompanied by the
payment of the application fee, which is currently $30.10.
Payment can be made as follows:
o through the Victorian Government FOI portal at the following
link: https://online.foi.vic.gov.au/foi/reques..., or
o by cheque or money order addressed to the Department of Education and
Training and posted to:
Freedom of Information Manager
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
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Clarification of your request
Preliminary enquiries have been conducted and pursuant to section 17(2) of
the Act, it will be necessary for you to further clarify your request so
that specific documents can be identified.
Please note that section 17(2) of the Act states:
A request shall provide such information concerning the document as is
reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency, or the
Minister, as the case may be, to identify the document.
You must specify with as much precision as possible the documents sought.
For example, information must be provided so that the documents can
properly be identified by date or within a reasonable time period. In
addition, applicants must make requests for specific documents or groups
of documents, not for every document in a broad category.
Accordingly, you may consult with the Department with a view to amending
or clarifying your request so that it is in a form that complies with
section 17(2) of the Act and provides information necessary to identify
the documents sought.
The following information is required from you:
o Information provided through an FOI request is for access to
documents, not for electronic resources, such as ‘databases.’ Can you
confirm you are seeking access to documents containing the information
you are seeking
o It is not clear what ‘education facilities’ you are seeking. Are you
seeking a list of –
o State primary and secondary schools?
o All buildings owned by the Department of Education and Training?
o It is not clear what you mean when requesting access to website url
and email addresses for education facilities.
Until this information is provided, we cannot commence processing your
Deadline for Responding
Please respond in writing to the issues raised above by 11 December 2021
so that the Department can commence processing your request. Should we not
hear from you by this date, we will assume you do not wish to proceed with
your request and no further action will be taken by the Department.
If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the FOI Unit
on (03) 7022 0856 or by email at [email address].
Freedom of Information Unit
Department of Education and Training
2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002
T: 03 7022 0856
E: [email address]
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