To make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request you should fill out the FOI Application Form below. Post the form to the AHPRA Office, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must specify as clearly as possible the documents that you are seeking.
Application for freedom of information - AFOI-00 (999 KB,PDF) Document date: 1 December 2015
When filling in the FOI Application Form, consider providing the information below, where relevant, to assist in the processing of your application:
If you ask a third party to make an FOI request on your behalf, you need to provide a signed, written authority indicating that the person is acting on your behalf.
If you need help to make an FOI request of AHPRA, please call us and request to speak to a FOI Officer on: 1300 419 495.
GPO Box 9958
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
There are charges associated with making an FOI request and getting access to documents that may be imposed on the applicant by AHPRA including processing or access fees.
The most common charges are:
If we decide to impose a charge, we will give you a written estimate and the basis of our calculation. Where the estimated charge is between $25 and $100, we may ask you to pay a deposit of $20, or where the estimated charge exceeds $100, we may ask you to pay a 25% deposit before we process your request. The usual policy is that charges should be recovered before access is granted to the documents except in cases where waiver or remission is appropriate.
There is an application fee payable to the Tribunal/Court by an applicant if an applicant seeks to appeal a decision made through Internal Review. The application fee will vary according to the jurisdiction.
If you hold a current Healthcare card, the charges may be waived. You can ask for the charge to be waived or reduced for any reason, including financial hardship or on the grounds of public interest. If you do so, you should explain your reasons and you may need to provide some evidence.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives any person the right to:
You can ask to see any document that we hold. We can refuse access to some documents, or parts of documents that are exempt. Exempt documents may include those relating to national security, documents containing material obtained in confidence and Cabinet documents, or other matters set out in the FOI Act.