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How much does it cost to submit a Freedom of Information request?

The rate of fees and charges are set under the FOI Act Regulations. Apart from the application fee for non-personal information, all charges are discretionary. Details of fees and charges are listed below:

  • Personal information about applicant - no fee
  • Application fee for non-personal information - $30.00
  • Charge for time taken dealing with application - $30.00 per hour
  • Charges for photocopying - $30.00 per hour for staff and 20 cents per copy
  • Charges for staff time in transcribing information from a tape or other device - $30.00 per hour
  • Charge for duplicating a tape, film or computer information - actual cost
  • Charge for delivery, packaging and postage - actual cost.