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Right to Information Act

This website provides information about Right to Information in Queensland.

The Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act):

  • gives you a right to apply for access to documents held by government agencies and Ministers
  • you must submit a separate application to each agency or Minister you seek information from. There is an application fee for every RTI Act application
  • requires each government agency to publish a publication scheme on its website which may include an online disclosure log of documents that have been released in response to Right to Information applications
  • establishes the Information Commissioner and Right to Information Commissioner to oversee Right to Information in Queensland

The RTI Act applies to:

  • Queensland Government departments
  • Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries
  • local governments
  • public authorities
  • certain government-owned corporations

From 1 July 2009, the Right to Information Act 2009 replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and is part of a broader “push” model of greater proactive and routine release of information.

It should be noted that for those government departments who accept payment by credit card for the application fee, that the credit card details will not be accepted for payment via email, facsimile or telephone. Credit card payments will only be accepted in hard copy via post or as part of an online application process.

Last reviewed
10 May 2017
Last updated
10 May 2017

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