The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act) gives every person the right to seek access to documents held by government agencies. Documents may comprise written material, plans and drawings, photographs, tape recordings, films, videotapes or information stored in a computerised form.
Under the FOI Act, applications for access to information held by the Department of Parks and Wildlife must:
Applications will be acknowledged in writing and the applicant will be notified of the decision within 45 days.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife aims to make information available as soon as possible and at the least possible cost. Whenever possible, documents will be provided outside the FOI process. The agency is, however, mindful of its obligations including but not limited to the workings of Government, confidentiality, and the rights of third parties in relation to personal and business/commercial information.
You can download an access application form as either a Word file or PDF file.
If your application is for access or amendment to your personal information, please provide a certified copy of one of the following documents:
Documents must be certified by a person authorised to witness Statutory Declarations under Schedule 2 to the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 200581.5 KB.
If you need guidance on what documents to request, our department publishes an annual information statement about our services and the kinds of documents we hold and where to freely obtain other information we publish.
Applications and enquiries should be addressed to:
Note: If applying by fax, please ensure that the applicable fee or charge is also lodged, in person or by mail.