Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act, 1991 ("The Act") serves to promote openness and transparency in governance and accountability of government agencies, including Councils.

To achieve these objectives, it confers on members of the public a legally enforceable right to be given access to documents.  The Act sets out the legislative requirements for how applications received from the public, for access to information held by the Council, are to be dealt with.

Requesting  information

Freedom of Information (FOI) applications should be submitted using the correct form.  Please make sure your request is as specific as possible, so the correct documents can be identified,  Include dates/date ranges where known.

Forms are also available from the Council Office.

An application fee must accompany the application. Please click here or contact Council staff for the applicable fee.

Applications will be dealt with as soon as practicable once received, or within 30 days.  Fees and charges will be waived for persons demonstrating financial hardship.

Lodging your Freedom Of Information application

You can lodge your Freedom of Information requests via post, email or in person:

Freedom of Information Officer
District Council of Streaky Bay
PO Box 179
Streaky Bay  SA  5680
29 Alfred Terrace
Streaky Bay  SA  5680 

Remember applications can not be processed unless applicable fees are paid at the time of lodgement.

Information Statement

In accordance with Part 2 of the Act, a Council must, at intervals of not more than 12 months, cause an up-to-date information statement to be published in a manner prescribed by regulation.  A copy of the current information statement can be obtained below.