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 Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information and Information Statement

The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act) creates a legal right of access to documents held by all state and local government agencies. The Department of Communities' FOI Unit coordinates the receipt and processing of FOI applications relating to the Department.

State Government Ministerial Offices are separate agencies under the FOI Act. FOI applications relating to the Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women’s Interests should be forwarded directly to the ministerial office.

Information Statement

View our current Information Statement.

The Information Statement contains information about the Department’s procedures for giving members of the public access to documents, either informally outside the provisions of the FOI Act, or through a formal application under the FOI Act.  The document also contains information regarding the process for seeking amendment of personal information if the information in the Department’s records is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading.

Applications for information can be made by completing the following form: Form 034 Application for access to information 

For further information about FOI procedures please contact the Freedom of Information Coordinator by telephone on 08 6217 6888, by email to FOI@communities.wa.gov.au or by post to: 

Freedom of Information
Department of Communities
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Former RedressWA applicants are able to access a copy of their application informally by completing an Authority to Release form. The form can be emailed to RedressWA@communities.wa.gov.au or posted to the address below. If you have an enquiry related to a RedressWA application please email as above or telephone 08 6217 6888.


Office of the Information Commissioner
This is the web site for the Office of the Information Commissioner (WA)

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Official website

Support for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
This Website is designed to help people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse find out about the National Redress Scheme and how to apply for it.

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