Freedom of Information (FOI)

About freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 1992 gives individuals, corporations and businesses the right to apply for access to documents held by Public Sector agencies, including Local Government Authorities.

How to apply

A Freedom of Information application must be submitted in writing on the application form below.

Forms can be submitted to the Shire via or hand delivered to the Harvey Administration Centres at 102 Uduc Road, Harvey or 7 Mulgara Street, Australind.


In line with the Freedom of Information Act 1992, the Shire of Harvey must complete all applications within 45 days from receipt of a valid application.

This time frame may be extended under an agreement between the Shire and the Applicant.

Fees and charges

DescriptionFees and charges
Application fee for standard application$30.00
Application fee after a financial hardship applications$22.50
Charge for staff dealing with application and photocopying$30.00/hr
Postage feeActual cost

There is a 25% reduction of charges on the grounds of financial hardship, not applicable to the application fee.If the charge will be greater than $25, the applicant will be notified before further processing commences.

More information and contacts

For more information on the FOI application process, please contact us.

Further information about FOI can be found on the Officer of the Information Commissioner website.

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