The object of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, is to extend as far as possible the right of the community to access information in the possession of the Government of Victoria, statutory authorities and other public bodies, such as Swinburne University of Technology.
The University is committed to administering the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in a fair, objective and unbiased manner and with a view to ensuring that the spirit of the Act is upheld.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, there are exemptions that may apply to a request received by the University. For example, the following may be exempt under the Act:
- documents affecting personal privacy
- trade secrets
- business, commercial and or financial matters that may disadvantage individuals or organisations.
A response to any freedom of information (FOI) request received will take up to 45 days from the date of receipt of the application.
Further information can also be found on the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner website.
Making an FOI request
An FOI request must be in writing and sent to:
Privacy & FOI Officer
Swinburne University of Technology
P.O. Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122
For payment options please contact the Freedom Of Information Officer.
For any further enquiries regarding Freedom of Information, or if you wish to have an FOI request form posted to you, please contact the Freedom of Information Officer on +61 3 9214 4592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Freedom of Information Act Part II [Word, 17KB]
Download the freedom of Information request form: