Freedom of Information application
The following information is about your rights under the Victorian Freedom of Information Act.
Alfred Health is unable to accept in-person Freefom of Information requests at the present time.
In order to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and community, we ask that you send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org Due to limited resources at the present time, we also ask for your patience and understanding while processing your request.
What is Freedom of Information?
Before you make an application, find out more about Freedom of Information.
What should I do to make an application?
All formal requests for access to documents of Alfred Health or any of its campuses under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act are to be made in writing.
Requests must include sufficient information about the documents to enable them to be identified and be accompanied by the prescribed, non-refundable application fee. The application fee will be waived if the applicant provides evidence that they receive social security benefits e.g. a current health benefits or social security benefits card. The application fee in Victoria is $29.60 (as at 1 July 2019).
There is an application form for requests for health information.
Do I need to provide proof of idenity?
If the application is for access to documents containing information relating to the applicant’s own personal affairs, proof of identity must be provided. If the application is for access to documents containing information about another person, documented proof of the applicant’s authority to have access to that information is required, for example, the signed, written consent of that person or of the applicant’s other authority to have access to the information requested. The FOI Officer can provide advice on the authority required.
In addition to the application fee, charges may apply for access to documents under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and these will be in accordance with the standard provisions of the Freedom of Information (Access Charges) Regulation 2004.
Where access is granted to inspect, obtain or purchase material, arrangements will be made during normal office hours Monday-Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.