The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) (FOI Act) creates a general right of access to documents held by all state and local government agencies. The FOI Act requires agencies to make available details about the kind of information they hold and enables people to ensure that personal information held by government agencies about them is accurate, complete, up to date and not misleading.

It is the aim of the Department of Communities to make information available promptly, for the least possible cost, and wherever possible documents will be provided outside the Freedom of Information process. 

Further information, including information on receipt of applications, fees and charges, rights of review and types of documents can be found on our Information Statement.

Information Statement

Please use these links to view our current Information Statement:

Further information on how to lodge an application for documents specific to Child Protection and Family Support, Housing or Disability Services, can be found by visiting the relevant Our Services link on this site.

Applications can be made by completing the following form:

Enquiries and lodgement of applications for any other documents held by the Department:

Freedom of Information
Department of Communities
Locked Bag 5000

Phone: 08 6217 6888



Former RedressWA applicants are able to access a copy of their application informally by completing an Authority to Release form (Word, 250KB). The form can be emailed to or posted to the address below. If you have an enquiry related to a RedressWA application please email as above or telephone 08 6277 5300.