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Making an application

In accordance with the FOI Act, applications for access to documents held by an agency must:

  • be addressed to either DEWNR or The Minister
  • specify that the application is made under the FOI Act
  • specify an address in Australia to which information can be sent
  • clearly identify the documents being sought and the matter to which they pertain
  • specify whether the documents being sought contain information of a personal nature
  • specify the desired type of access to the document, such as a copy of the document or inspection of the document at an arranged location
  • be accompanied by a $34.25 application fee (pensioners or health card holders and other financially disadvantaged applicants can apply for a reduction in fees, including the application fee). Please provide supporting evidence of your concession card with your application.

Access and amendment applications can be made online using the online Freedom of Information application form for most State Government agencies. Alternatively, you can download the individual hardcopy form at FOI application form which can be submitted directly to the relevant agency. Applications can also be made in writing if you wish to write a letter or email. 

If you seek a reduction in fees due to financial disadvantage, please telephone the DEWNR accredited Freedom of Information Officer on (08) 8463 6625

or

for enquiries relating to applications to the Minister’s office on (08) 8463 5680.

Applications or enquiries regarding access to documents and policies, or amendment of personal records held by DEWNR, should be addressed to:

The Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001

or emailed to: DEWNR.FOI@sa.gov.au.

Applications or enquiries regarding access to documents and policies held by the Minister, should be addressed to:

The Freedom of Information Officer
Office of the Minister

GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001

or emailed to: Minister.Hunter@sa.gov.au.

For more information or if you require assistance on how to make a Freedom of Information application please visit the State Records of South Australia website or telephone a DEWNR Freedom of Information Officer on (08) 8463 6625.


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