New FOI Application fee in Victoria


Please note that from 1 July 2018 the application fee for a request for access to documents under s 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) will be $28.90.  This is as a result of the amendments to Victorian fee units published by the Treasurer on 29 March 2018, with a new fee unit value being $14.45 from 1 July 2018.


This means that from 1 July 2018 agencies will need to ensure they have amended:

  • any published material showing application fees payable for requests to access;
  • website information referring to application fees or charges;
  • how access charges tied to “fee units” are calculated (for example search time which is calculated at 1.5 fee units per hour or part of an hour).


FOI Solutions is happy to assist with any of these areas and will be developing its 2018 Access Charges Calculator shortly.  If you would like a copy of this spreadsheet, which will assist you work out those charges tied to fee units, please email Roisin from our office requesting a copy of the 2018 Access Charges Calculator.