Finding Your File – WA


Release of Information, Department for Child Protection WA

Release of Information is a service provided through the Department for Child Protection to help people who were in subsidised out of home care access records that are held by the Department. This service was formerly known as the Family Information and Records Bureau (FIRB).

Access to these records is restricted and confidentiality is protected by the Department's Protocols for Access. If you believe the Department may hold records about you, or about a family member, you are encouraged to apply. The DCP has two application forms which you must use to apply for records:

- Finding out about your past (for people who are not from Aboriginal backgrounds)
- Finding out about your Aboriginal family history


Release of Information
Department for Child Protection
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892

Telephone: (08) 9222 2555

Fax: (08) 9222 2776

Country free call: 1800 000 277