Registrations are now open

Join us for the 2019 FOI in WA Conference on 21 November.

Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop is the Conference keynote speaker. Professor Gallop was the 27th Premier of Western Australia, from 2001 to 2006 during a 20-year career in state parliament.

Following his speech Professor Gallop will be joined by the Auditor General Caroline Spencer; the Director General of the Department of Communities Michelle Andrews; and the CEO of the City of Gosnells Ian Cowie,  in a discussion led by the Information Commissioner about the role and challenges of FOI and open government in the current environment.

The Conference theme is ‘Building Trust’.  The program will include panel discussions, workshops and lectures.  The sessions offered during the day-long conference will provide resources and practical guidance for those managing FOI in their agencies and giving effect to the objects of the FOI Act.


To ensure that you are looking at the most current version of the conference program, refresh your computer’s cache by pressing F5 – the program is blue, black and white. A brief summary of each session is included from page 2 of the program.

REGISTER YOUR PREFERENCES for the concurrent sessions using this two minute survey -

Concurrent sessions will be allocated to training rooms by matching registrants’ preferences with training room capacities. We will endeavour to ensure you can attend your first preference. However, in the event that we have to limit the number of people attending a particular session, registrations will be based upon the order of receipt of the survey.

We will send you an email confirming which sessions you are registered for prior to the conference. Confirmation of your sessions and their location will also be provided on the day of the conference. 




  • $109 - full day ticket (8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m) includes the keynote speech followed by a panel discussion and up to three streams of lectures and workshops throughout the day about various aspects of freedom of information. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included.
  • $60 - keynote speech, panel discussion and morning tea ONLY (8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m, limited number of tickets available).



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Please note, this event is for Western Australian State and local government officers only.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No refunds will be provided for cancellations made after COB on 25 October 2019. Cancellation requests prior to COB on 25 October 2019 should be requested through Eventbrite.

Substitutes are welcome in lieu of a cancellation. Changes to registration details should be emailed to: