The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) gives you a legally enforceable right of access (subject to certain restrictions) to documents held by Government.
The FOI Act allows you to:
- request access to documents in the possession of a State Government agency, Local Council or University
- request the amendment of documents that relate to you which are incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading
- seek a review of a decision made by a State Government agency, Local Council or University
It does not apply to private businesses or organisations in South Australia. Separate legislation applies to the Commonwealth Government and the Governments of other States and Territories in Australia.
An updated Freedom of Information Statement is provided by Council on an annual basis in accordance with 9(1a) of the FOI Act. The Freedom of Information Statement for 2019-2020 can be accessed via the link below.
Council is pleased to comply with the legislation and welcomes enquiries. If you are wanting to make an application under the FOI Act, information on how to make an application, including a link to the FOI Request for Access form, can be found via the link below.