Freedom of information

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Applications under the Freedom of Information Act 1992

The object of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act is to create a general right of access to state and local government documents.

Information you can request includes, but is not limited to, physical and electronic media in these example formats:

  • Diaries/notebooks
  • Emails
  • Plans and drawings
  • Photographs
  • Reports

We aim to make the material you request available as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Where we can, we make documents available outside the FOI process, but we are obliged to consider the following matters that comprise some of the exemptions to release in the FOI Act:

  • The workings of government
  • Rights of third parties
  • • Investigation or court status

Your reasons for requesting access to information does not affect any entitlement to it.

Before you apply

We encourage you to contact the department before submitting your application. Our FOI Coordinators can advise if the information you are seeking requires an FOI application, and if so, how to apply.

You can contact our FOI Coordinators at:

  • Mineral House: 9222 3246
  • Resources Safety: 9358 8147
  • WorkSafe, Industry Regulation, Consumer Protection & Labour Relations: 6251 2224

For more information about access to documents held by this department, please refer to our Freedom of Information statement.

General FOI information is also available by accessing the Office of Information Commissioner’s website.

About your application

Your application must:

  • submitted online (see below) or you can mail a completed application to our offices;
  • include a current address in Australia;
  • include a signed and dated statement of authority if you are applying for information on someone else’s behalf;
  • contain enough information that we can identify the documents you are requesting;
  • be clear and concise (we may refuse to process an application if it is too broad or if we cannot determine what information you are requesting); and
  • be accompanied by an application fee if you are requesting information about someone else (non-personal) or that belongs to someone else.

Application for access to Freedom of Information documents

Apply under the Freedom of Information Act for access to documents held by this department.

Please post your completed application form and any applicable application fee to:

FOI Coordinator
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892
(Cheques and money orders payable to Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety.)

Download and complete the application form

If paying by credit card, please submit your application by applying online

Apply for access to documents online You can apply online for access to Freedom of Information documents

Apply for access to documents online You can apply online for access to Freedom of Information (personal) documents

Cost of applying

We are committed to providing documents at the lowest possible cost, and every effort is made to keep charges to a minimum.

An application fee of $30 must be received for non-personal applications before the request for access can be considered.

Additional charges may apply for processing applications. The charges are calculated on the basis of 20c per page for photocopying and $30 per hour for processing time.

There are no fees or charges payable for providing an applicant with access to personal information about the applicant or for seeking an amendment of personal information about the applicant.

A request for an amendment of personal information can be made using the application form for personal information. Please indicate this within the request description.

Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants will be notified of the department’s decision regarding access to the requested information within 45 days of receipt.

Information available outside of the FOI Act.

The Mineral House Library, located on level 1, 100 Plain Street, East Perth is open to the public from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. The library holds an extensive collection of publications covering all aspects of the geology of Western Australia, as well as geological and mining publications from Australia and overseas.

The WorkSafe Library located at Mason Bird Building 303 Sevenoaks Street Cannington, is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. The WorkSafe Library has an extensive collection of resources relating to occupational safety and health available to library visitors to view.

The WorkSafe Library Catalogue is also available.

The department’s online systems contains substantial information covering many business areas of the department, including mining tenements, mining projects, petroleum projects and geoscientific information. DMIRS officers can provide assistance with the use of the department’s online systems and conduct Mining Register searches (charges apply).

Write to us at:
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Locked Bag 100 East Perth WA 6892

Contact us in person at:
Freedom of Information
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
100 Plain Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004

Freedom of Information WorkSafe;
Freedom of Information Building Commission, Energy Safety, Consumer Protection, Labour Relations
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street
CANNINGTON WA 6107

Freedom of Information Resources Safety
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
100 Plain Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004

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