Request an FOI Review

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    Before you begin
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    Details of the agency or Minister
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    Review details
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    Contact details
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    Supporting documents and attachments
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    Thank you

Request an FOI Review

What you should know about using this form

Use this form to apply to OVIC for a review of a written decision that you have received from a Victorian public sector agency or Minister in relation to your freedom of information (FOI) request.

Before applying for a review by us it is important to read about what we can review, our FOI reviews process, and what happens next.

How will the information I provide be used?

We use the information you provide to help us to undertake a review. This includes contacting the agency or Minster to notify them of the review, discussing the review with them, and collecting information about you from them.

Information you enter onto this form is stored locally, in your browser, until you submit it. If you do not submit the form, the information you enter will stay stored locally in your browser until you clear the browser cache or delete any information you entered onto the form.

Will information be provided to third parties?

If the documents you requested contain information relating to another person or business, and we decide to release their information, we are required to notify those individuals or businesses of our decision. They may choose to appeal our decision. Our notification will include your name, what information you requested, and a description of the documents being released.

We manage personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

This form will take 15 - 30 minutes to complete.

You will be emailed a copy of your submission.

Need help?

Contact us by phone on 1300 00 6842 or email at

More information?

You can find more information about OVIC's review application process on our website.

Before you begin

  1. A copy of the review decision may be published online

    A de-identified copy of the decision we make in relation to your review may be published on our website and on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website. The published decision will not include any information that will directly identify you or any other individual. If you are applying on behalf of an organisation or corporation, the organisation or corporation’s name may be published. The name of the agency or Minister will be published.

Details of the agency or Minister

  1. Are you applying for a review of a written decision made by a Victorian public sector agency or a Victorian Minister?

    We can only review a decision of a Victorian public sector agency or a Victorian Minister. For example, a Victorian government department, a Victorian council, or a Victorian statutory authority.

    Find the names of Victorian public sector agencies and Ministers.

Review details

  1. Are you applying for a review within 28 days of receiving the decision letter?

    We cannot accept a review application if it we received it more than 28 days after you received the written decision letter unless it is due to an act or omission of the agency or Minister.

Contact details

  1. Are you applying for this review on someone’s behalf or as a representative?

    For example, if you are someone’s lawyer or advocate.
  1. What is your name?

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  1. How can we contact you?

    Please provide a phone number and either an email or postal address.
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    either an email or postal address.

Supporting documents and attachments

  1. What supporting information or documents are you attaching to this application?

    Please attach any relevant information or documents that support your application.
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    1. Declaration

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    Thank you

    You will now receive an email with a copy of this request for your own records.

    To find out what you can expect next from our FOI review process, please see our guidance on how to apply for a review, or if you have questions about the review process you can contact us on 1300 00 6842 or by email at

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