Recognising and building our FOI capacity

10 August 2017, 8:45am to 4:00pm
Fiona Stanley Hospital Education Building

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Agencies play a critical role in helping to achieve the legislative objects of the FOI Act to enable greater public participation in our democracy and make government more accountable to the public.  Effective freedom of information relies on capable agency decision makers and an environment in which FOI is an effective part of an agency’s operations. 

This full-day conference will acknowledge and build upon the FOI capacity of officers in State and Local Government agencies in Western Australia. 

How much does it cost?

$99 per person.  This will include a day of engaging presentations together with morning tea, a light lunch and afternoon tea.

How do I register?

Event management services – including the handling of registrations – are being provided by the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA).

Online registrations are preferred and payment must be made by credit card at the time of registration.  If special circumstances mean that you cannot register online, please email to register and an invoice will be provided prior to payment by Electronic Funds Transfer. Registrations other than those made online will attract a 2% administration charge.

Up to eight registrations can be made at one time.

Terms and conditions of registration can be found <here>.


Click <here> to register yourself or others.

If you have any queries about the registration process please contact IPAA at or 9360 1400.

Find out more

If you are interested in receiving updates about the conference program and speakers – click <here>.

If you require assistance with this feature please contact Alison McCubbin by email to:


The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia recognises the Office of the Information Commissioner as a QA Provider for the purposes of the Legal Profession Rules 2009.

Accordingly, legal practitioners may claim CPD points for attending sessions at the FOI in WA conference.  Details of the points and category of CPD points for each session is available <here>. 

How do I get there?

Fiona Stanley Hospital is located close to public transport facilities and is just 15 kilometres from Perth city and nine kilometres from Fremantle. It is bordered by three major access roads – Kwinana Freeway, Murdoch Drive and South Street.

Public transport

The hospital is a 10 minute walk from Murdoch train station and buses run regularly between the station and the hospital. Bus stops can be found on Barry Marshall Parade and Fiona Wood Road. Visit the Transperth website (external site) or call Transperth on 13 62 13 for your individual public transport options. 

Taxi ranks

Taxi ranks can be found on Barry Marshall Parade and Robin Warren Drive.

Pedestrians and cyclists

Fiona Stanley Hospital is easily accessed by a network of pedestrian and cycle paths. Bike racks are located outside the main entry and the eastern entry of the main hospital.


Limited discount parking is available for conference attendees at a cost of $3.70 for the day.  For information about how to access the parking click <here>.


Conference sessions