FOI in WA Conference

Recognising and building our FOI capacity

Registrations have now closed. Please contact the OIC if you have any enquiries. 

Agencies play a critical role in helping to achieve the legislative objects of the FOI Act to enable greater public participation in our democracy and make government more accountable to the public.  Effective freedom of information relies on capable agency decision makers and an environment in which FOI is an effective part of an agency’s operations. 

This full-day conference will acknowledge and build upon the FOI capacity of officers in State and Local Government agencies in Western Australia. 

Conference program:

Professor John McMillan AO, the inaugural Australian Information Commissioner, will deliver the key note speech. The WA Government Chief Information Officer, Giles Nunis, and Information Commissioner WA , Sven Bluemmel, will join Professor McMillan in a panel discussion about FOI in 2017 – a digital era where there are both challenges and opportunities to achieving the objects of the FOI Act.

In other sessions, experienced FOI practitioners, advisors and decision makers from across Western Australia will provide information and practical advice about the effective administration of freedom of information.

Plenary sessions and concurrent sessions will be offered on themes including the practicalities of dealing with complex and challenging access applications, strategies for raising FOI awareness within your agency and the application of specific exemptions.

How much does it cost?

$99 per person. This will include a day of engaging presentations together with morning tea, a light lunch and afternoon tea.

Note: registration is only available to officers of Western Australian state and local government agencies. 

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How do I get there?

Fiona Stanley Hospital is located close to public transport facilities and is just 15 kilometres from Perth city and nine kilometres from Fremantle. It is bordered by three major access roads – Kwinana Freeway, Murdoch Drive and South Street.

Public transport

The hospital is a 10 minute walk from Murdoch train station and buses run regularly between the station and the hospital. Bus stops can be found on Barry Marshall Parade and Fiona Wood Road. Visit the Transperth website (external site) or call Transperth on 13 62 13 for your individual public transport options. 

Taxi ranks

Taxi ranks can be found on Barry Marshall Parade and Robin Warren Drive.

Pedestrians and cyclists

Fiona Stanley Hospital is easily accessed by a network of pedestrian and cycle paths. Bike racks are located outside the main entry and the eastern entry of the main hospital.


Discount parking is available for conference attendees at a cost of $3.70 for the day. Information about how to access the parking will be made available at registration.

Terms and Conditions

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