Making an FOI Request

A request to AHPRA for access to a document under the FOI Act must:

  • be in writing; and
  • state that you are making the request under the FOI Act; and
  • provide sufficient information about the document as is reasonably necessary for AHPRA to identify it (eg, date and/or type of documents, author, subject matter of the documents); and
  • be specific and avoid broad statements like ALL and ANY documents relating to you; and
  • give details of how notices under the FOI Act may be sent to you (e.g. by providing a postal or email address); and
  • be posted, delivered, or emailed to AHPRA

To make an FOI request, please fill out the FOI Application Form: Application for freedom of information - AFOI-00.

Post your completed application form to:

FOI Officer
AHPRA National Office
GPO Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001

Or email: foi@ahpra.gov.au
If you need help to make an FOI request please contact us by email.

Charges

There is no application fee for making an FOI request to us.

However, we may charge you a fee for processing your FOI request under the Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 1982. If we decide to impose a charge, we will advise you in writing and give you an estimate before proceeding with your FOI request.

If a decision is made to grant access to the documents sought, you will be asked to pay any applicable charges prior to access being provided, except in cases where waiver or remission is appropriate.

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.

 
 
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