Freedom of information
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives the public a right to apply for access to documents held by Dairy Food Safety Victoria.
Before you make a freedom of information request, you should be aware that DFSV already publishes a range of information on its website. You may be able to find the information you need (such as information about the operations of Dairy Food Safety Victoria) on the website without having to make a freedom of information request by looking at the site map.
Making a freedom of information request
Freedom of information requests must be made in writing describing the documents requested and including payment of a non-refundable application fee of $28.90.
If you are unsure of what to include with the request, the DFSV Freedom of Information Officer may be able to provide assistance to help you determine the type of documents being requested.
The application fee may be waived or reduced if the payment is likely to cause financial hardship to you. If payment would cause hardship, please include documents to support your request. Other access charges may also apply once documents are processed and a decision on access is made; for example photocopying and search and retrieval charges.
Requests for documents in the possession of DFSV (together with your cheque for the application fee) should be sent to the:
Freedom of Information Officer
Dairy Food Safety Victoria
PO Box 8221
Camberwell North Victoria 3124
Further information about the Freedom of Information Act may be found at www.foi.vic.gov.au or www.foicommissioner.vic.gov.au/making-an-foi-request