The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community and provide appropriate protection for individuals privacy.
The right to information gives you the right to access and amend information held by public sector agencies in Queensland, unless there is a good reason for it not to be provided. You have a right to access your personal information held by the government under the Information Privacy Act 2009. You have a right to access personal and non-personal information held by the government under the Right to Information Act 2009.
This legislation replaces the former Freedom of Information Act 1992.
For further details on the right to information, please go to the Queensland Governments website.
How Do I Access Information?
Information about Council's services and business operations is provided in many of our corporate documents, which are available through the Publications page of the website. We also make available information already released through RTI in a Disclosure Log. The Disclosure Log can be found in the document portal at the bottom of the page.
How Do I Lodge an Application?
- Application forms can be accessed through the Right to Information and Information Privacy website.
- Completed application forms can be submitted in person, by mail or to Council's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application, processing and printing fees are set in the Right to Information Regulation 2009 and are displayed in the below table:
|Fees and Charges|
|New Application Fee|| |
|Processing Charges||$6.95 per 15 minutes (after the first 5 hours)|
|Printing Fees|| |
$0.25 per page
For more information on the Right to Information process please contact Council.