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Freedom of information

Freedom of Information Statement

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Freedom of Information Statement (PDF, 619 KB) is published in accordance with subsection 9 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) and provides detail on:

  • the functions of the department
  • the types of information and documents held by the department, and
  • how a person can access information held by the department or amend information about them that is incorrect under the FOI Act.

Further detail on the department's structure and functions can be found in the department's Annual Report.

More information on Freedom of Information and making an application can be found on the State Records website.


After an Internal Review has been completed, or where you have been unable to apply for an Internal Review, and you are still dissatisfied with the decision you can apply for an External Review by the Ombudsman.

You may also request an External Review by the Ombudsman if you have no right to an Internal Review.

The application for review by the Ombudsman should be lodged within 30 days after the date of a determination. The Ombudsman’s Office, at their discretion, may extend this time limit.

Investigations by the Ombudsman are free.  Further information is available from the Office of the Ombudsman by telephone on 8226 8699 or toll free 1800 182 150 (within SA).  Further information can be found at


If you are still dissatisfied with the decision made by the State Government Agency, Local Government Council or University after an Internal Review or after a review by the Ombudsman or, you can appeal to the District Court.

Applications must be made within 30 days after the relevant decision was given to you or, if you have sought an investigation by the Ombudsman, within 30 days after the results of the Ombudsman's investigation were reported to you.

The procedures relating to applications to the District Court are established by that Court. Any costs will be determined by the District Court, where applicable. For more information, contact the District Court of South Australia Civil Registry.

For more information on Freedom of Information please contact the department by email at or telephone 1300 872 677 during business hours, or by mail to:

The Accredited Freedom of Information Officer
Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1533