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

The OIC is pleased to release its publication Open by Design – The FOI Act and Information Release in WA.

This new publication is designed to assist and encourage agencies to develop 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).

It 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.

Screenshot of the first page of the OIC's Open by Design publication

Click here, or on the image above, to access the publication (PDF, 620kb)


Previously-published draft guide updated

The current publication updates our previously-published draft of the same name, based upon feedback received about the published draft. Thank you to all who provided feedback on the draft document.

If you have any questions about this publication, please contact us.


Related information


Regulatory Networks

International Access to Information Day

Open By Design Principles



Relevant sections of the FOI Act

Section 3