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There are two costs associated with making a FOI request:
- The application fee
- The access charges
The application fee is a fixed cost which is non-refundable. The only exception is for people suffering hardship who can ask the agency to waive the application fee.
Access charges relate to the costs incurred in granting access to the documents that you have requested.
These costs may or may not apply depending on the nature of your request. The following table outlines these costs. All fees and charges are exempt from GST.
- Application fee - $27.20 from 1 July 2015 (non- refundable unless fee is waived) and will increase to $27.90 from 1 July 2016
Access charges are set by government regulations. You can download a copy of these regulations from Freedom of Information Regulations. Further information about FOI fees and charges can be found at the Freedom of Information Commissioner's website.