Freedom of Information

Since its introduction in 1982, the Freedom of Information Act has given people the right to obtain information held by State Ministers, State Government departments and statutory authorities. From 1994 this legislation has also applied to local councils.

The Act gives people the right to request documents relating to their personal affairs and any activities of a government agency or council. A person may request documents created or received by an agency.

Making an application

A Freedom of Information application must be made in writing. For your application to be valid it must include the $31.80 application fee or evidence you qualify to have the fee waived, such as a current Health Care Card. An application form is available below.

Freedom of Information Form(PDF, 197KB)

You can send it by post, with a cheque or money order made payable to Hume City Council and addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Hume City Council
PO Box 119 Dallas Vic 3047

Or by email to the Freedom of Information Officer: If you'd like to pay online, we can raise an invoice and allocate an application number to you.

Or in person at our Customer Service Centres with cash.