Right to Information
Right to Information (RTI) Act
Under the Right to Information Act 2009, residents have a statutory right to access information held by government unless, on balance, release of the information would be contrary to the public interest.
The Right to Information Act 2009 replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
Information Privacy Act
The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides safeguards for the handling of personal information held in public sector environment and provides a mechanism for people to access and amend their personal information.
The Information Privacy Act Chapter 3 replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
How to make an application for access under RTI or IP
An application for access to documents under the RTI or IP Acts must:
The Right to Information 2009 commenced on 1 July 2009.
Documents released under the Act to applicants will be progressively published via our disclosure log.
All agencies are required to publish a Publications Scheme that explains the information that the public can access.
This scheme sets out classes of information and the terms on which Council will make this information available.
For further information, please contact Council's Right to Information Officer on 1300 79 49 29.