Freedom of information
The Victorian Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you the right to access information contained in documents about the activities of government agencies.
Accessing Parks Victoria documents under FOI
You can make a request yourself or you can authorise another person (e.g. a solicitor) to make a request on your behalf.
Requests can be made by writing a letter or completing the application form, enclosing payment of $25.70 and forwarding to:
Level 10, 535 Bourke Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Your application must clearly describe the documents you are requesting access to.
If the documents are about your personal affairs, you must provide evidence of your identity e.g. a copy of your current drivers licence. If you are unsure about what ID to provide, contact our FOI officer.
How we respond
- If your request is not clear or is too general we may ask you to resubmit it so that it describes specific documents or a specific timeframe more clearly.
- We will give you a decision about your request as soon as possible but no later than 45 days after it is received or after it is clarified.
- If we decide not to release some or all of the documents you requested, we will give you reasons and tell you how to appeal.
- We may suggest that you send your application to another agency, or transfer your request as appropriate.
Fees and Charges
A $25.70 application fee must be sent by cheque or money order with your request. This is a fixed cost which is non-refundable. If payment of the fee would cause you financial hardship you can ask for it to be waived by providing evidence such as a photocopy of your current health care card.
Further charges may be payable for time spent searching for documents ($20 per hour) and for photocopying. You will be advised if these charges are going to be more than $50 and asked if you want to continue.
Note: Processing of your request cannot begin if any of the required information is not supplied.
Contact the FOI Officer by phoning the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.
13 Feb 2014
Over 8 million visitors to St Kilda Pier now have better access the St Kilda harbour as a result of a $1.65 million upgrade to the St Kilda Pier jetty arm. The works to upgrade St Kilda jetty arm were officially opened on Tuesday 11 February 2014 and are now…
12 Mar 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
15 Mar 2014 9:00am - 16 Mar 2014 5:00pm
The Back to Steiglitz community art group will have an exhibition in St Paul's church, Steiglitz. There will be 4 artists displaying their works in a variety of mediums and styles. Historic buildings will be open to the public. The Back to Steiglitz group will provide food and drinks for…
23 Mar 2014 9:00am-3:00pm
Help create koala habitat and learn about koalas. Enjoy a day helping Koalas in the wild. Search for koalas, monitor their behaviour, remove weeds from their habitat and take records of all other wildlife seen, all in the company of a highly experienced Koala Researcher. Part of the day is…
23 Mar 2014 11:00am-3:30pm
Live.Grow.Explore. Community Day brings community together to explore their broader backyard and to learn more about sustainable lifestyle choices in one of Melbourne's most extensive landcare and reinvigoration corridors. This FREE family event and BBQ lunch showcases many sustainable education stalls. The day includes Vasili Kanidiadis of Vasilis Garden to…
Happy International Women’s Day! Photo: Ranger Deb Cross at the Gil Groggin Fir...Happy International Women’s Day! Photo: Ranger Deb Cross at the Gil Groggin Fire north of Buchan.View post | Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09.42
The Mt Zero area in Grampians National Park has re-opened in time for the long w...The Mt Zero area in Grampians National Park has re-opened in time for the long weekend to provide visitors with a walking experience in the Northern Grampians. Many areas in the park are now open after the fire in January. Full details here http://ow.ly/ukBMTView post | Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17.11
Thanks to all our Facebook friends who have sent in their favourite park photos...Thanks to all our Facebook friends who have sent in their favourite park photos this week to help inspire your next park visit. Enjoy your local parks and beyond this long weekend to help celebrate the end of Parks Week.Friends Parks Week photosThanks to all our Facebook friends who have sent in their favourite park photos this week to help inspire your next park visit. Enjoy your local parks and beyond this long weekend to help celebrate the end of Parks Week.View post | Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13.45
Introducing the newest recruit to join the Werribee Park horticultural team, See...Introducing the newest recruit to join the Werribee Park horticultural team, See Me. He is from the Karen people of Burma and lived for 15 years in a refugee camp before coming to Australia. See Me is being sponsored by Matchworks and will be working with us for the next 11 months while he completes a Certificate Three in Horticulture. We’re celebrating the many park connections with Victoria’s rich multicultural community during Parks Week. http://ow.ly/ui2jQView post | Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16.14
Clean Up Australia Day events at Kalimna Park and Golden Point Reserve last week...Clean Up Australia Day events at Kalimna Park and Golden Point Reserve last weekend resulted in 4 cubic metres of rubbish being removed from the bush in and around Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers for their efforts on the day. http://ow.ly/uhMnvView post | Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11.43