Access to information

Department's responsibilities

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act) provides a comprehensive system for public access to government information.

The objective of the GIPA Act is to open government information to the public by

  • authorising and encouraging the proactive public release of government information by agencies
  • giving members of the public an enforceable right to access government information
  • providing that access to government information is restricted only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

The system for public access to government information is overseen by the Information Commissioner.

Find out more about how to access information in the links below or please contact us gipa@regional.nsw.gov.au

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Department information

Learn about the kind of government information we hold.

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How to access information

There are four ways government information is required to be made publicly available

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Agency Information Guide

Learn about our department's structure and functions, and the kind of government information we hold and can make available.

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Disclosure logs

The disclosure log is a summary of information that the department has released following a formal access application.

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Register of government contracts

All contracts the department enters into with the private sector valued over $150,000 are recorded in the register of government contracts.