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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information gives the public a right to access government documents, subject to some limitations. In Western Australia, under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act), the right applies to local governments, including the City of Perth. Documents available under the FOI Act include paper records, plans and drawings, photographs, tape recordings, films, videotapes or information stored in a computerised form.

To submit an application, please download and complete the Freedom of Information Application Form.  

City of Perth information statement

The City of Perth Information Statement is published annually, as required under the FOI Act. It includes information regarding the City's mission, structure, decision making functions and legislation administered, as well as documents held by the City and the operation of Freedom of Information (FOI).

The FOI Information Statement is available for download and can be provided in alternative formats upon request. 

Further Information

For advice and further information on FOI and the types of documents held by the City please contact the City’s FOI Coordinator on (08) 9461 3333, or e-mail For general information and advice on FOI you can also contact the Office of the Information Commissioner on (08) 9220 7888, or see the Office of the Information Commissioner website.