Can the application fee be waived?
Yes, in certain circumstances. There are three situations where the fee might be waived, where:
- you are impecunious/experiencing financial hardship;
- you are a Member of Parliament acting in connection with your official duty; or
- you are able to show that you intend to use the information for a purpose that is of general public interest or benefit.
You can find the request for a fee waiver on the application form from the relevant public authority.
We have published a guideline in relation to fee waiver - Guideline in relation to charges for information (pdf, 80.1 KB).