Freedom of information

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 Freedom of Information Victoria website.

Making an FOI request

An FOI request must be in writing and sent to:

Solicitor & FOI Officer
Swinburne University of Technology
P.O. Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122

For payment options please contact the Solicitor & FOI 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 Solicitor & FOI Officer on (03) 9214 5515 or