FOI in WA Conference 2023

FOi in WA Conference 2023 - FOI and Open Government in the Digital Age - 2 November 2023 - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre


Following successful events in 2017 and 2019, the OIC will once again be running its FOI in WA Conference in 2023.

The theme for this year's conference is FOI and Open Government in the Digital Age. This conference will explore the role of FOI in Open Government and how it is impacted by the digital age. It will consider practical issues for FOI practitioners as well as big issues related to how agencies can be open and accountable in the digital information environment and how to improve information access in WA through FOI and Open Government approaches.

This year's conference is particularly special as it forms part of our celebrations of 30 years of the FOI Act in WA, with the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) coming into effect in 1993.


Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for this conference will be The Hon Dr Carmen Lawrence AO. Dr Lawrence was the leader of the WA Government that introduced FOI laws to WA and has spoken about her passion for government accountability and transparency.





Session Speakers

In addition to staff at the OIC and the WA Information Commissioner, a number of information access commissioners from other jurisdictions will be attending the conference and will participate in panel sessions.

Confirmed session speakers will be announced soon.



Registration and Pricing

Registration will be open to all WA State and local government officers. For the first time, it will also be open to a limited number of non-government delegates with a work-related interest in FOI. If you have any queries about your eligibility to attend, please email us.

Conference tickets are priced as follows.

Government officers

  • In-person, all day $199.00
  • In-person, morning only $110.00
  • Online, all day $105.00


  • In-person, all day $279.00
  • In-person, morning only $155.00
  • Online, all day $150.00


Registrations will open in May 2023.

Bookings are subject to the conference terms and conditions [PDF, 120KB]


Getting to the conference

Public transport

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is conveniently located right on top of the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, and next to the Elizabeth Quay Train Station.

More information can be found on the Transperth website here:


By car

The closest carpark to the Convention Centre is City of Perth Parking (CPP) Convention Centre. For more information, visit the CPP website here:

Please note that, as this carpark is run by CPP and not by the Convention Centre, we are unable to organise subsidised parking. 


By taxi/rideshare service

The dropoff and pickup location for the Convention Centre is the Plaza entry on level 1, adjacent to the Adina Apartment Hotel Perth.


For further details about getting to the conference, see the Convention Centre's website here:


Any other questions about the conference? Send us an email.