Freedom of Information
The Victorian Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides you with the right to request information held by the Workplace Injury Commission (WIC).
The Act also gives you the right to request that any incorrect or misleading information held by WIC about you, is amended.
Before submitting a FOI request
WIC makes information available online wherever possible. We encourage applicants to check whether the information is already publicly available, for example information in our Annual Report or on our website. Please also check the headings below for help with specific information.
- Our organisation and functions
- Types of documents
- Rules, Policies and Procedures
- Report literature
Submitting a FOI request
- FOI requests must be in writing, by email or post. (See contact details below.)
- FOI requests must be accompanied by the application fee.
- FOI requests must be specific enough to enable WIC to identify the documents as quickly and efficiently as possible. If your request is unclear, we may ask you to clarify the request. Try to be specific by adding information such as dates, a date range, or a reference number or case number.
FOI requests must be accompanied by the application fee. The application fee, as at June 2023 is currently $30.60. The application fee is subject to an increase on 1 July every year.
The fee may be waived in cases where payment would cause you financial hardship, you can request the fee be waived by providing evidence of hardships. For example, a concession or health care card.
If paying by cheque or money order, please make payment to the Workplace Injury Commission, or alternatively contact the FOI Officer to make alternative payment arrangements (e.g. bank transfer).
If documents need to be retrieved or photocopied, additional access charges may apply. Access charges are calculated in accordance with the Act.
GST is not payable on any application fees or access charges under the Act.
Processing your request
When we receive your application, we will review the request and contact you if further information is needed.
Once we have a valid and confirmed request, we will endeavour to process it within the required timeframe.
If any documents or parts of documents are considered by us to be exempt under the Act, we will explain the reasons in our written decision letter.
The FOI Officer or delegate will manage all correspondence and communications with applicants.
Submit FOI requests in writing to the FOI Officer, by email or post:
Post: Workplace Injury Commission, GPO Box 251, Melbourne 3001
Phone: 03 9940 1111
The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) provides independent advice to the community on Freedom of Information. OVIC can investigate and mange complaints about FOI requests, and independently review FOI decisions. More information about FOI and the role of OVIC is available from the OVIC website.