Freedom of information
The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 creates a general right of access to information held by all state and local government agencies. This includes records in the control of our Department.
Our general approach is to provide access to information promptly and at the lowest reasonable cost.There are limitations to access. These are outlined in the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA). Find more information about the Act on the Office of the Information Commissioner website.
Direct release (student records)
You can request personal information outside of the freedom of information (FOI) process. We call this direct release.
Direct release lets you request personal information our Department holds, and includes records such as:
- school academic reports.
Information about third parties is removed before we release these records.
If you are a current student or a parent of a current student, contact the school directly for the information you need.
Former students and authorised third parties acting on behalf of former students must lodge their request in writing. To lodge your request, use the Former student application for access to documents.
FOI lodgement processes
To lodge a freedom of information application, download the relevant form.
You need to open the form in Adobe Reader. Use either Standard or Professional DC to submit directly via email.
To lodge your request, use the FOI electronic application form.
Postal or in-person application
To submit your request, complete the FOI post or in-person application form.
For an overview of our structure and functions, the kinds of information we hold, and the procedures to obtain information or have amendments made to information that is out of date, misleading or inaccurate, refer to our Information statement.
If you require assistance with the FOI application, contact the Information Access team who will guide you through the process.
Email: FOI.Enquiries@education.wa.edu.au Telephone: (08) 9264 4564 Address: 151 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004 (entry off Hill Street)