Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 1991 gives you the right to access information held by the South Australian government, subject to restrictions to protect the proper administration of government and to protect the rights of third parties.

The Act allows you to request:

  • access to documents from a state government agency, local council or university
  • changes to documents relating to you which are incomplete, incorrect, out-of-date or misleading
  • a review of a decision made by a state government agency, local council or university.

Freedom of Information (FOI) applications

Before you start

Before applying check if the information you need is:

Visit the State Records website to:

  • find out how much your application will cost (an application for amendment of personal records is free of charge)
  • see time frames for the application process.

If requesting personal information, proof of identity is required. Acceptable proof of identity includes a scanned copy, hard copy or photograph of your driver’s licence, Medicare card, Centrelink card or passport.

How to apply

If you want to access Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) information though an FOI application, you can either:

Contact our FOI and Privacy Officer if you need help with your application.

FOI information statement

Our FOI information statement (DOC 520.5 KB) includes information about:

  • our structure and function
  • ways our functions affect members of the public
  • how the public can take part in forming our policies
  • documents and publications you can buy from us
  • documents you can access for free.


FOI and Privacy Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0422
Postal address: GPO Box 1671, Adelaide, SA 5001

Our office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

More information

If you can’t find the information you need please send us an FOI application.

Page Last Reviewed: 02 Jul 2019
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