Amending personal information

An individual has a right to apply to Western Power for the amendment of his or her personal information in a document held by Western Power that is:

  • inaccurate;
  • incomplete;
  • out of date; or
  • misleading.

The closest relative of the deceased person has the right to apply for amendment of personal information about the deceased person.

An application to amend must:

  • be in writing;
  • expressly state that the application is made under the FOI Act;
  • give enough details to enable the document that contains the information to be identified;
  • give details of how the person believes the information is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading;
  • give the person's reasons for holding that belief;
    give details of the amendment(s) that the applicant requests be made; and
  • give an Australian address to which notices can be sent.

Receipt of an application to amend personal information will be acknowledged in writing.  Western Power has a period of 30 days (or such further time permitted under the FOI Act) in which to process an application and decide whether to amend the personal information as requested.