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Freedom of Information Commissioner

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner has been established to enhance the openness and transparency of government in Victoria.  

The Commissioner is an independent officer who reports directly to Parliament through a joint parliamentary committee, the Accountability and Oversight Committee.

The Commissioner plays an important role in promoting the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) by reviewing FOI decisions, handling FOI complaints, monitoring compliance with the Act and providing advice, education and guidance to the public and agencies in relation to the Commissioner’s functions and any professional standards set by the Minister.  

The Freedom of Information Amendment (Freedom of Information Commissioner) Act 2012 established the FOI Commissioner.

To contact the FOI Commissioner, call 1300 842 364 or visit