Information Statement and FOI

Freedom of Information

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 gives you the right to apply for access to documents held by state public sector agencies which includes government departments, local authorities, statutory authorities and Ministers. This is commonly known as an FOI.

The Town of Victoria Park as an agency will:

  • assist the public to obtain access to documents in the possession of the Town
  • assist the public to ensure that personal information contained in documents are accurate, complete and not misleading.

For help on submitting an FOI application, or if you have any queries, please contact us.

For further information, see the documents below.

Freedom of information fees and charges

Freedom of information - information sheet

Information statement

This document has been prepared in accordance with Part 5 Section 96 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the FOI Act) which requires each government agency to prepare and publish an Information Statement annually. This information statement sets out:

  • The agency’s mission statement
  • Details of legislation administered
  • Details of the agency structure
  • Details of decision-making functions
  • Opportunities for public participation in the formulation of policy and performance of agency functions
  • Documents held by the agency
  • The operation of FOI in the agency.

This document has been created to comply with that requirement and can be downloaded below. 

Information Statement 2023-24

Application for access to documents

Application for internal review

Information about Owner and Occupier, Ratepayers and/or Electors

Under section 5.94 of the Local Government Act 1995 allows for public access to specific local government information, which includes rate records, the electoral roll and the register of owners and occupiers.

Regulation 29B within the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 imposes limitations on the distribution of information to individuals or entities intending to use names and addresses of property owners and residents for commercial gain. Specifically, it mandates that individuals requesting copies of data from rate records, registers of owners and occupiers, or the electoral roll must complete a statutory declaration confirming that the information will not be used for commercial purposes.

A local government must not make available to a person copies of information referred to in section 5.94(m) or (s) unless -

  • the request for the information is made in the manner and form approved by the CEO of the local government; and
  • the CEO of the local government is satisfied, by statutory declaration or otherwise, that the information will not be used for commercial purposes.”

 A commercial purpose is defined as the use of a public record for the purpose of:

  • sale or resale;
  • producing a document containing all or part of the copy, printout or photograph for sale;
  • obtaining of names and addresses from such records for the purpose of solicitation;
  • for the purpose in which the purchaser can reasonably anticipate the receipt of monetary gain from the direct or indirect use of such public records.

A $210.00 fee is applicable when you request the whole register of owners and occupiers.

How to request information about the owners, occupiers, electors and ratepayers:

Complete the request for information about owners, occupiers, electors and ratepayers and statutory declaration and submit the document to the Town.

  • In person - Administration Building, 99 Shepperton Rd, Victoria Park WA.
  • Email –
  • Post – Town of Victoria Park, 99 Shepperton Rd, Victoria Park WA 6100.

Note: In person requests cannot be processed immediately. In person, email and post requests may take 10 business days to complete.

Request for information about owners and occupiers, electors and/or ratepayers and statutory declaration

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