The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 1992 provides members of the public with the right to apply for access to the majority of records held by State Government Agencies. WorkCover WA complies with the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and has included its internal FOI procedures in the Freedom of Information – Information Statement.

Some sensitive documents, or parts of documents, may be exempt from access. The Act’s exemption provisions protect from disclosure material that, if released, would have a detrimental effect on the functioning of Government or harm the interests of private individuals or commercial organisations.

Before submitting an application, clarify whether you really need to. In the first instance, applicants should contact WorkCover WA by telephone, email or in person. Wherever possible, WorkCover WA will endeavour to provide access to information as quickly and easily as possible without the need to submit a formal FOI request.

What you need to include

Should an applicant wish to proceed with a formal request, a valid FOI application needs to:

  • be in writing
  • give enough information so the documents requested can be identified
  • give an Australian address to which notices can be sent
  • be lodged at our office with an application fee (if applicable).

Submitting an application

Applications for access to information can be made in writing to:

The Freedom of Information Coordinator
WorkCover WA
2 Bedbrook Place
SHENTON PARK WA 6008

Telephone:   +61 8 9388 5555
Facsimile:     +61 8 9388 5550
TTY:        +61 8 9388 5537
E-mail:     foi@workcover.wa.gov.au

More information is available in WorkCover WA’s Freedom of Information – Information Statement (PDF).

More information on the FOI Act and Regulations is available from the Office of the Information Commissioner website www.foi.wa.gov.au.

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