City of Karratha

Freedom of Information Act

Find out everything you need to know about the Freedom of Information Act, which gives you the right to apply for access to documents held by State Public Sector agencies including Government Departments, Local Authorities, Statutory Authorities and Ministers.

In order to enable the public to participate more effectively in governing the State and ensure accountability to the public, information held by the City of Karratha can be obtained by a member of the public by making an application in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA).

Information that is accessible via the Freedom of Information Act is in addition to the information obtainable via the Local Government Act 1995 (and its relevant accompanying acts and regulations). People requiring information from the City of Karratha should first consider whether they could obtain the information simply upon request (e.g. if the information is already available via the website or can be purchased or is available via the Local Government Act).

The City’s Information Statement provides some guidance on the information that is freely available to the public, information that is available for a fee, and information that may be accessible via the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Statement also details the FOI procedures, charges, deadlines, and review options that are available to those making Freedom of Information applications. Additionally, the requirements for making a valid FOI application are set out.

For help or more information, please review the information statement or contact us and ask for the FOI Coordinator.

By telephone: 9186 8530
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Fax: 9185 1626