Freedom of information
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 gives members of the public a legally enforceable right to access information held by the South Australian Government, subject to certain conditions.
SA Health consists of:
- The Department for Health and Ageing
- Central Adelaide Local Health Network
- Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
- Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
- Women’s and Children’s Health Network
- Country Health SA Local Health Network, and
- SA Ambulance Service.
Each of these agencies operates separately for the purposes of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation and receive their own FOI applications.
Accessing your medical record or personal information
If you wish to access your personal medical records it is most likely that this information is held at a public hospital or health service in one of the Local Health Networks above.
Links to our hospitals can be found at:
Information not held by a public hospital or health service
The Department for Health and Ageing (the department) is required to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) and its related regulations.To do this effectively, formalised systems have been put in place and are observed by staff across the agency.
Freedom of Information (FOI) applications lodged with the department are coordinated through the FOI team within the Office of the Chief Executive.
Arrangements and procedures for seeking access to records and policies held by the department
Applications for access to information under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 including purchase costs or amendment of the Department of Health and Ageing records should be addressed to:
The Freedom of Information Officer
PO Box 287
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: (08) 8226 0705
If you would like more information (including an application form) on how to request information and the Act, visit State Records of South Australia.