Open by Design – The FOI Act and Information Release in WA

The OIC has produced a new draft publication - Open by Design – The FOI Act and Information Access in WA, which builds on the Joint Statement of Principles to support proactive disclosure of government-held documents, published by the Australian Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen in September 2021.

This new publication is designed to assist and encourage agencies to create appropriate Open by Design policies and processes to facilitate effective information release beyond the formal access procedures outlined in the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) (the FOI Act).

Click here to view the new publication.

Feedback sought

We are seeking your views about how to make this publication clear and useful.

  • Is the content useful and practical? If not what would make it more useful or practical?
  • Is the language clear and understandable?
  • Is anything missing – what else do you think should be included?
  • Other comments or suggestions are welcome.

Please send your feedback to by Friday 29 July 2022.

Related information


Regulatory Networks

International Access to Information Day

Open By Design Principles



Relevant sections of the FOI Act

Section 3