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Freedom of Information

You have a legal right under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 to make a Freedom of Information request to us if you want to:

  • access documents held by Legal Services Commission of South Australia
  • change personal information that we hold about you

Request for access or amendment

You can get copies of any documents from the Legal Services Commission of South Australia if the document:

  • is not already publicly available (for example in a library or on a public register)
  • is not considered an ‘exempt’ document.

You can seek an amendment to a document, if the document contains information about your own personal affairs that in your opinion is incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading.

All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

Making a request

To make a Freedom of Information request, it must be in writing. You can send your request

Freedom of Information
Legal Services Commission
GPO Box 1718

Your request must be clear and unambiguous about what you are seeking. We will make a decision on your request as soon as practicable or within 30 (calendar) days after it is received.

Application fee

Your request must be accompanied by an application fee unless evidence is provided that you qualify to have the fee waived due to hardship. For example, a copy of health care card will suffice as evidence of hardship. There is no cost payable in relation to a request for amendment.

Right of review

If you are dissatisfied with how we have handled your request, you can contact us to discuss your concerns. You can request for an internal review of our decision and if this does not resolve your concerns you can contact Ombudsman SA for an external review.


If you need further information, please contact  Freedom of Information Officers on 8111 5596 or email