Freedom of Information (FOI)

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1992, many government documents are available to the public. 

Our information statement explains Shire structure and functions and the types of documents we hold.

Make an FOI application

FOI Application Form

To access Shire records, please follow these steps:

  • Search our website to make sure the document is not already available online.
  • Contact us to ensure that the information sought is not freely/informally available.
  • Complete a Freedom of Information application form

The application form can be submitted:

In person: 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra 6208

By post: FAO Freedom of Information Coordinator, PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.

Via email:


The minimum cost is $30. This includes two hours of research and 20 x A4 copies. 

Additional research by Shire staff – $30 per hour.

Additional copies of documents – 20c per page.

Requests for access to personal information are free. Financially disadvantaged applicants and applicants with a pensioner concession card, are eligible for a 25 per cent discount. Contact us to discuss your eligibility. 


We aim to make information available within 45 days and at the lowest possible cost, and whenever possible to provide documents outside of the Freedom of Information process.


If an application concerns the personal or business affairs of a third party, we are required to take reasonable steps to consult with the third party. When making a decision we must consider any views offered by the third party.