How to make an FOI request
Applications must be in writing together with a cheque as payment for the application fee. Your request should be sent to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
PO Box 18409
Collins St East
Melbourne Vic 8003
Your request for information should clearly describe the documents(s) you wish to access and provide sufficient detail to enable the document(s) you are seeking to be identified.
On receipt of your request and fee, VMIA's Freedom of Information Officer will review your request and respond to you in writing as soon as practicable within 45 days, providing a decision and outlining reasons for the decision. The decision may be to release the documents sought or in some instances exemptions may be claimed where documents are released in part or not at all.
If you disagree with the decision, you may appeal to the FOI Commissioner within 28 days of receipt of the decision.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you:
- The right to access documents about your personal affairs and the activities of government agencies; and
- The right to request that incorrect or misleading information held by an agency about you be amended or removed.
The Act does not apply to privately owned businesses.