Do you need to lodge an FOI request?
Often, there are alternative ways to access documents without the complexities associated with an FOI request.
For instance, we already publish much information about its business on this website. Many queries can also be addressed by phoning our call centre on 13 21 61.
If you are considering lodging an FOI request despite the above, please contact SRO Information Officer Richard Pang (phone 03 9628 0142, fax 03 9628 0576 or email email@example.com).
How do you lodge an FOI request?
Requesting access to documents under the provisions of the Act must be made in writing and should be addressed to:
State Revenue Office, Victoria
GPO Box 1641
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Make sure you clearly describe the documents to which you seek access and include either a cheque for the statutory application fee, or evidence in support of waiving the fee (e.g. valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card). There is no prescribed application form and cheques should be made payable to "State Revenue Office".
From 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, the statutory application fee for lodging an FOI request is $27.90. It will change to $28.45 on 1 July 2017.
If you are making a request on behalf of another party, please include a signed authority from them to show us you have their permission to obtain the requested information.
Upon receipt of a valid request, the SRO is required to provide an access decision as soon as practicable, but no later than 45 days after receipt of the request. Additional access charges may apply.