Freedom of Information
DTF's Freedom of Information (FoI) Officers are authorised to deal with requests for access to documents in the possession of the Department, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
This authorisation does not extend to documents in the possession of the State Revenue Office (SRO) and any such requests should be sent directly to the SRO.
Making a requestSection 17 of the Act sets out the formal requirements for making a request. In summary, the requirements for making a request are that:
Freedom of Information Officer
- it should be in writing;
- it should identify as clearly as possible what document is being requested; and
- it should normally be accompanied by an application fee (currently $25.10). Requests for documents in the possession of DTF should be addressed to:
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 4379
Melbourne VIC 3001
Ms Vivian Chung, tel: (03) 9651 2115
Mr Mel Humphreys-Grey, tel: (03) 9651 5218.
In addition to the application fee, certain other charges such as search fees and photocopying charges might apply in relation to the provision of documents as stipulated in the Freedom of Information (Access Charges) Regulations 2004
Further information regarding the Act may be obtained from:
The 2013-14 Budget papers are now available on the Budget website.
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Natural Disaster Financial Assistance
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The 2012-13 Model Report is now available. This document assists Victorian government departments and other public sector entities with the planning and preparation of disclosures for the 2013 Annual Report.