Government Information Public Access Act
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 provides public access to government held information.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) provides public access to government held information by:
- giving members of the public a legally enforceable right to access government information,
- ensuring that access to government information is restricted only when there is an overriding public interest against releasing that information,
- authorising and encouraging the proactive release of information by NSW public sector agencies.
The GIPA Act is administered by the NSW Information and Privacy Commission (IPC), an independent statutory body, that promotes and protects privacy and information access rights in New South Wales. The IPC website contains information for government agencies and the public about accessing government information in NSW.
How can I access government information
The four pathways open to you to access government information are:
- Mandatory Open Access
- Proactive Release
- GIPA Informal Request
- GIPA Formal Request
If you have any questions or need advice accessing information from Resilience NSW, please contact us by emailing email@example.com
You can also write to:
GPO Box 5434
SYDNEY NSW 2001