SA Film Corporation

Freedom of Information

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 9(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (the Act), the following details are provided as part of the Information Statement of the SAFC which is an agency as defined under Section 4(1)(f) of the Act. Subject to certain restrictions, the Act gives members of the public a legally enforceable right to access information held by the South Australian Government.

Structure and functions

The SAFC consists of two key operational areas:

  1. Production Development and Studios
  2.  Corporate Services and Finance

For a description of the programs and the way in which the functions of the SAFC affect the public please refer to the SAFC website (

Whilst the SAFC will engage with key stakeholders in respect of specific programs, there are no formal arrangements which enable members of the public to participate in the formulation of the department’s policies and the exercises of the agency’s functions. From time to time consultation is undertaken when it is deemed appropriate to engage the public in the formulation of specific policy.

Documents held within the SAFC

Documents held by the SAFC fall broadly into the categories described below. Documents can be requested in hard copy or electronically unless advised otherwise. The listing of these categories does not necessarily mean all documents are accessible in full or in part under the Act.

The categories include:

Corporate files containing correspondence, memoranda and minutes on all aspects of the SAFC’s operations.
Policies, procedures and guidelines prescribing the way various activities and programs are to be performed.  Broad categories of policies include

  • Board
  • Communications and marketing
  • Financial and Corporate Services
  • People and Culture
  • Production Development and Studios
  • SAFC Compliance
  • Personnel files relating to employees.
  • Accounting and financial reports.
  • Annual reports and strategic plans.
  • Minutes of meetings and terms of reference.
  • Documents available from the SAFC

The following types of documents are published on the SAFC website:

  • Program guidelines
  • General guidelines and terms of trade
  • Adelaide studios facilities and tenant directory
  • Annual Reports
  • Strategic Plan
  • Aboriginal screen strategy
  • Newsletters
  • Media releases
  • Making an application for access to/ or amendment of documents

Any person is able to exercise their right to access information held by the SAFC under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 by requesting documents.

Requests under the FOI Act for access to documents should be accompanied by an application fee* payable to the South Australian Film Corporation, and directed to:

Freedom of Information Officer

South Australian Film Corporation

Adelaide Studios

I Mulberry Road

Glenside SA 5065

PO Box 636

Kent Town SA 5071