Who we are

The Freedom of Information Commissioner is an independent officer who reports directly to Parliament through a joint parliamentary committee.

What we do

The Commissioner’s functions include reviewing decisions, handling complaints, monitoring agencies’ compliance, reporting, and providing advice, education and guidance.

The FOI process

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to access recorded information held by government agencies. Anyone can request information.

News & Publications

Special Bulletin – May 2017


Update on FOI Amendment (OVIC) Bill 2016, FOI in Practice– Edition 4– George Cochrane v Melbourne Polytechnic and new FOI…