Freedom of information

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Applications under the Freedom of Information Act 1992

Everyone in Western Australia has the right to request to see information held by our state government agencies.

What can you request?

Information that you can request includes:

  • written materials, diaries, email, plans, drawings, photographs, films; and
  • information stored in an electronic format.

We aim to make the material you request available as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Where we can, we make documents available outside the freedom of information process, but we are obliged to consider:

  • the workings of Government;
  • confidentiality; and
  • the rights of third parties.

Because of this, some documents or parts of documents may be exempt from release. We do not consider your reasons for requesting access to information when processing your application.

Before you apply

We encourage you to contact us before submitting your application. Our Freedom of Information Coordinators can give you information on how to apply and can confirm if the information you are seeking can be provided under a Freedom of Information application.

You can contact our Freedom of Information Coordinators at:

  • Mineral House: 9222 3246
  • WorkSafe: 6251 2224
  • Resources Safety: 9358 8147
  • Industry Regulation & Consumer Protection & Labour Relations: 6251 1569

For more information about access to documents held by this department, please refer to our Freedom of Information statement.

General FOI information is also available by accessing the Office of Information Commissioner's website.

About your application

Your application must:

  • be submitted online or by mailing a completed application to our offices;
  • include a current address in Australia;
  • include a signed and dated statement of authority if you are applying for information on someone else’s behalf;
  • contain enough information that we can identify the documents you are requesting;
  • be clear and concise (we may refuse to process an application if it is too broad or if we cannot determine what information you are requesting); and
  • be accompanied by an application fee if you are requesting information about someone else (non-personal) or that belongs to someone else.

Application for access to documents

Apply under the Freedom of Information Act for access to documents held by this department.

Download and complete the application form

Apply for access to documents online You can apply for access to documents online

Cost of applying

We are committed to providing documents at the lowest possible cost, so every effort is made to keep charges to a minimum.

Under the FOI Act, DMIRS must receive an application fee of $30.00 for non-personal applications before the request for access can be considered. Additional charges may apply for processing applications. The charges are calculated on the basis of 20c per page for photocopying and $30 per hour for processing time.

There are no fees or charges payable for providing an applicant with access to personal information about the applicant or amendment of personal information about the applicant.

Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants will be notified of the department’s decision regarding access to the requested information within 45 days of receipt.

Information available outside of The FOI Act

The Mineral House Library, located on level 1, 100 Plain Street, East Perth is open to the public from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. The library holds an extensive collection of publications covering all aspects of the geology of Western Australia, as well as geological and mining publications from Australia and overseas.

The WorkSafe Library, located Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street Cannington is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. The WorkSafe Library has an extensive collection of resources relating to occupational safety and health that are available to library visitors to view.

The WorkSafe Library Catalogue is also available.

The department's Online Systems contain a vast amount of public information covering many business areas of the department, including mining tenements, mining projects, petroleum projects and geoscientific information. Departmental officers can provide assistance with the use of the department’s Online Systems and conduct Mining Register searches (charges apply).

Details of documents available for purchase from DMIRS can be found online in the eBookshop

Industry Regulation & Consumer Protection

Resource & Environmental Regulation

Safety Regulation

Building Commission

Regulates Western Australian building and plumbing industries.

Environment

Environmental management, regulation and rehabilitation.

Labour Relations

State system employment laws and public sector labour relations.

Consumer Protection

Fair trading, consumer rights, property sale and rental laws.

Geological Survey

Geology and geophysics, exploration, mapping and software.

Resources Safety

Safety regulation for mining, petroleum and dangerous goods.

EnergySafety

Technical safety regulation for the electricity and gas industries.

Mineral Titles

Mining tenure, land access and prospecting.

WorkSafe

Regulation and promotion of safety in general industry.

 

Petroleum

Regulates petroleum, geothermal energy and CO2 Storage in WA

 

 

Write to us at:

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Locked Bag 100 East Perth WA 6892

Contact us in person at:

The Freedom of Information Coordinator
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
100 Plain Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004

The Freedom of Information Coordinator WorkSafe;

The Freedom of Information Officer – Building Commission, EnergySafety, Consumer Protection, Labour Relations
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street
CANNINGTON WA 6107

The Freedom of Information Coordinator, Resources Safety
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
100 Plain Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004

Please note the Resources Safety Coordinator is located:
Level 2, 1 Adelaide Terrace
EAST PERTH WA 6004

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