The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) ("the 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 lease 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 click here 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 following webpages:

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

By email or post:

Freedom of Information
Department of Communities
PO Box 6334
EAST PERTH  WA 6892
Tel: (08) 6217 6888
Email: foi@communities.wa.gov.au