Freedom of Information

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, members of the public are able to access Murrindindi Shire Council documents and information.  

Requests must come via a Freedom of Information application form(DOCX, 55KB) and be forwarded to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Murrindindi Shire Council
PO Box 138
Alexandra VIC 3714

You will receive a written response within 45 days of Council receiving it.

If you are not granted access to what you have requested, your written response will state the reasons why, citing the specific sections of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 which require the information to be withheld and you will also be informed of your appeal rights.

There are two fees associated with making a FOI request:

  • Application fee - this is a fixed fee and is non-refundable
  • Access fee - relates to the costs incurred in granting access to the documents that you have requested. These costs may or may not apply depending on the nature of your request. 

Fee Schedule

Application fee  $27.90 (2 fee units)
Search charge $20.90 (1.5 fee units) per hour or part of an hour rounded to the nearest 10 cents
Supervision charge $20.90 (1.5 fee units) per hour to be calculated per quarter hour or part of a quarter hour round to the nearest 10 cents
Photocopying charges 20 cents per A4 page
Charge for providing copy of document other than black and white photography The reasonable costs incurred by the agency in providing the copy
Charge for arrangements to hear or view sound or visual equipment The reasonable costs incurred by the agency in providing the copy
Charge for providing written transcript  The reasonable costs incurred by the agency in providing the copy
Application fee $27.20 (2 fee units)
Search charge $20.40 (1.5 fee units) per hour or part of an hour rounded to the nearest 10 cents
Supervision charge $20.40(1.5 fee units) perhour to be calculated per quarter hour or part of a quarter hour rounded to the nearest 10 cents.
Photocopying charges 20 cents perA4 page

Charge for providing copy of document other than black and white photocopy

The reasonable costs incurred by the agency in providing the copy
Charge forarrangementsto hear or view sound or visual image The reasonable costs incurred by the agency in providing the copy
Charge for providing written transcript The reasonable costs incurred by the agency in providing the copy