Information Access application

Access applications under the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009

The Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the IP Act) give a right of access to information held by government, unless, on balance it would be contrary to the public interest to disclose the information.

Before making a formal application, you should contact the relevant agency as information may be already available online, for purchase or by request.  Queensland Government agencies release information administratively and proactively wherever possible.

If the information you are seeking is not available administratively, you may wish to make a formal application. You can apply online for access under the RTI Act or IP Act to information held by Queensland Government departments, agencies and Ministers.

Alternatively, you can download the application form and submit your application by post, fax or email or in person. Find the details of the relevant agency which you’re applying to on our contacts page, as these are not included on the application form.

Credit card payments are accepted as part of the online application process. Credit card details are not accepted for payment of the application fee by email, facsimile or telephone. Please confirm with the agency you are applying to how you should pay your application fee.

You will need to submit your application by downloading the application form if you wish to apply to Queensland agencies other than Government departments or Ministers.

Providing as much information as possible about the documents you are seeking helps the Government department, agency or Minister’s Office identify the documents you are seeking more efficiently. If you know the title, subject matter, agency reference number, type of document or the date it was produced, please specify these details in your application.

Fees and charges apply in varying circumstances. View applicable fees and charges here.

Once you’ve accessed your personal information, you can also apply to amend your personal information under the IP Act if you believe the information is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading.