There is no fee associated with a freedom of information (FOI) application. However, the FOI Act provides for fees to be charged with respect to processing an application, including copying and postage costs.
You may be required to pay to access information and you will be provided with a cost estimate prior to finalising your request. The following schedule provides details on possible costs.
|A fee is payable for each page of information given in response to an application, excluding the first 50 pages, whether provided in printed or electronic format.||$0.35c per page (GST is not applicable).|
|A fee is payable for giving information to an applicant by post.||The actual cost of postage.|
|A fee is payable for giving a printed copy of a record containing information to an applicant, excluding the first 50 pages.||The actual cost of printing.|
|A fee is payable for giving information contained in a sound or visual recording on electronic storage media (e.g by USB, hard drive etc).||The actual cost of the electronic storage media.|
|A fee is payable for information contained in a written transcript of a sound recording or a record in which words are in shorthand writing or in a codified form.||The actual cost incurred by the respondent in giving the information.|
|A fee is payable for information that is not contained in a written record and is retrieved or collated using equipment that is usually available to the agency or Minister.||The actual cost incurred by the respondent in giving the information.|
Waiver of costs
The University of Canberra must waive a fee if:
- the information requested was previously publicly available but is no longer publicly available
- the information requested is of a special benefit to the public
- the applicant is a concession card holder and demonstrates a material connection with the information requested
- the applicant is a not-for-profit organisation and the application relates to the activities or purposes of the organisation
- the applicant is a member of the Assembly.