Freedom of information
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (the FOI Act), gives members of the public a legally enforceable right of access (subject to certain restrictions) to documents held by government. The purpose of the FOI Act is to make the business of government open and accountable to all.
The FOI Act allows members of the public to:
- request access to documents held by DEWNR
- request the amendment of documents that contain personal information which is incomplete, incorrect, out-of-date or misleading
- seek a review of a decision made by DEWNR.
View the former Department of Environment and Natural Resources 2011/12 Freedom of Information Statement (54kb pdf).
Access to records and policies
For more information on how to make a Freedom of Information application and to download the most current application form, please visit the State Records of South Australia website.
Applications or enquiries regarding access to documents and policies, or amendment of personal records, should be addressed to:
The Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
For more information please phone the accredited Freedom of Information Officer on
(08) 8204 1461.