The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (The FOI Act) is an Act that provides the public access to documents held by
the City of Kalamunda and to ensure that personal information held by the City is accurate, complete and up to date.
The FOI Act is designed to make State and Local Government agencies more open and accountable by:
The City of Kalamunda gives effect to the FOI Act in a way that:
Before lodging a Freedom of Information application with the City of Kalamunda, you should check to see if the information is available outside the Act.
Please review the Information Statement for documents that are available free of charge, or for purchase.
Upon receipt of a written application, together with payment of the prescribed $30 application fee, a search will begin to identify the documents you have requested. These documents will then be reviewed to determine if any exemptions apply. The requested
documents will be provided within the shortest possible time (within 45 days) at the lowest reasonable cost.
There is no application fee or charges associated with FOI applications for personal information about the applicant, and amendment of personal records.
Freedom of Information applications must be in writing and include an Australian address to where notices can be sent. Ideally contact details like your full name, telephone number and email address will be beneficial in assisting with your application.
You also need to provide enough information about the documents to assist us to process your request. The more specific an application is, the quicker the process. Requests of a general nature, for example 'all documents about a subject for an unspecified
period of time' can be time consuming and costly.
You may wish to contact the Freedom of Information Coordinator when completing your application for assistance in reducing the scope of your request. This can also prevent the likelihood of the City refusing to deal with your application due to its size.
Your completed application form,
together with the prescribed $30 fee can be sent:
By PostFOI CoordinatorCity of KalamundaPO Box 42Kalamunda WA 6926
In Person2 Railway RoadKalamunda WA 6076
An application without the prescribed fee of $30 included will be considered as invalid and the application will not proceed until full payment is received.
If you are requesting personal information, please include evidence of your identity.
Applicants will receive a response from the City as soon as possible within the statutory forty-five (45) days of the City receiving the request with the application fee.