Under the Freedom of Information Act 1991, members of the public can request access to information and documents held by the department. A comprehensive overview of how Freedom of Information (FOI) operates in South Australia is available from State Records.
Applications requesting access to documents must be made in writing and can take 30 days to process. You may choose to write your own letter of request, or download the FOI application form below.
In making an application, ensure you:
Forward written applications to us as per the contact details below.
If you are refused access to a document (either in part, or full), you will be informed of the reasons why and advised of your rights to seek a review of the decision.
You can seek to have the department review a Freedom of Information (FOI) determination (decision), commonly referred to as an internal review.
FOI internal review of a determination form PDF, 316.56 KB
You will be advised of the outcome of your internal review application within 14 calendar days of receipt within the department.
If you are not advised within 14 days or you remain unhappy with the outcome of the internal review, you are entitled to an external review by the Ombudsman SA.
In some circumstances you are entitled to apply for a review by the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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