Find guides and resources to help you request access to information and amend personal information
How to make a freedom of information request
Learn how to make a freedom of information request for documents held by public sector agencies in Victoria.
Find the contact details of an agency
Use our database to find the contact details of the Victorian public sector agency you want to make a request to.
Exempt documents and information
Read about each of the exemptions and the types of documents that agencies do not need to provide access to.
Make a freedom of information request online
Make your freedom of information request online using the Victorian Government portal.
How to make a request for an amendment
Learn how to request a correction or amendment to a document that contains your personal affairs information.
Make an FOI complaint to OVIC
Make an FOI complaint to OVIC about an action taken or action failed to be taken by an agency or Minister.
Learn more about OVIC's FOI complaints process
Step-by-step instructions on making a complaint, how we handle complaints, and what happens next.
Apply to OVIC to review a decision of an agency or Minister
Learn how to apply for an independent review of a decision made by an agency or Minister under the FOI Act.
When you can apply to VCAT for a review of a decision
Understand when a person or business can apply to VCAT for a review of a decision.
Proactive and informal release of information
Learn what the proactive and informal release of information by agencies means.
See our submissions on matters impacting on freedom of information, information privacy or information security.
Review decisions made by OVIC
Search our published review decisions and case notes by keywords, exemptions and sections.
Read our Regulatory Action Plan and priorities, and see our investigation and examination reports.