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.
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) provides members of the public with a legally enforceable right of access to information held by South Australian Government agencies, subject to certain restrictions (or exemptions) that are set out within the legislation.
The following information statement for the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is published pursuant to Section 9 of the FOI Act.
Structure and functions of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR)
The functions of the Agency are:
For further information about the Agency, visit the following links:
ORSR functions affecting the public
The work of the Agency encompasses a range of services designed to make a tangible and positive difference to the wellbeing of members of the community, support the growth of the sector and support the performances of elite athletes at major National and International benchmark events.
Public participation in agency policy development and the exercise of the agency's functions
The Agency regularly seeks external expertise and community opinion in the development of policy; including from statewide and targeted consultations and advisory committees. To connect with the community, consultation may be undertaken in the planning, development and implementation of policy.
The Agency consults with major interest groups and service providers, circulates discussion papers, calls for submissions on particular topics, and convenes public meetings on legislative reform and policy initiatives.
Types of documents held by ORSR
The Agency holds a wide variety of documents that fall broadly into the categories described below:
Documents available free of charge from ORSR
Documents available free of charge include the following:
Agency policy documents
The Agency maintains a substantial number of internal policy and procedure documents. These include policies and procedures relating to:
Members of the public wishing to access internal policy documents can obtain copies (or arrange to inspect copies if they prefer) by sending a request by email to ORSR Enquiries, by contacting Agency offices during normal business hours (8.45am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) or by contacting the FOI email whose details appear below. There is no charge for accessing internal policy documents.
For any FOI Enquiries, please contact the FOI email at: ORSR.FOI@sa.gov.au
1300 714 990
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27 Valetta Road
Kidman Park SA 5025
PO Box 219
Brooklyn Park SA 5032