Freedom of Information

Right to Access Documents

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act 1992) gives applicants the right to apply for access to documents held by the Shire of Nannup. An applicant's right to seek access cannot be affected by their reason for wishing to obtain access and there is no need to demonstrate a reason.

The Shire is required

  • to assist in making an application
  • to assist in obtaining access to documents at a reasonable cost
  • to ensure that personal information captured in documents is accurate, complete, up-to-date and not misleading

While the Act provides general right of access to documents it also recognises some documents require a level of protection, specifically those documents that meet the exemption criteria in Schedule 1 of the FOI Act 1992, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Personal information that identifies a third party
  • Information concerning trade secrets
  • Information of a commercial value

Making an Application

  • Apply in writing to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Coordinator.
  • Identify or describe the documents concerned, or if you apply for amendment of personal information about yourself you must provide details to show how or why the agency's records are inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading. If you ask for 'everything' on a particular subject, the FOI Coordinator may help you narrow the scope of your application to ensure that the work involved is reasonable. Otherwise, an agency may refuse to deal with your application.
  • Give an address in Australia where notices can be sent. If possible, include your telephone number/email address as this will help the FOI Coordinator to contact you, if necessary, to assist your application to be dealt with efficiently. 
  • Lodge your written application with the Shire with any applicable fee payable.

Under Part 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (“FOI Act”), the Shire of Nannup is required to prepare and publish an annual Information Statement (copy below).  This document can be provided in alternative formats upon request. A copy of the current statement can be accessed via the link below. 

Further information can be provided, between Monday to Friday (8:30am – 4:30pm), by contacting:

FOI Co-ordinator
Shire of Nannup
PO Box 11

Telephone: (08) 9756 1018

Freedom of Information Statement 2020-21

Freedom of Information Application Form