COVID-19 virus implications

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting the department’s ability to obtain records and deal with applications under the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Contact our Right to Information and Privacy team at or phone (07) 3738 9893 before you make an application, so we can discuss how your application will be processed.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, please complete the following checklist when attending the State Law Building at 50 Ann Street Brisbane for a Right to Information or Privacy matter.

To make a privacy complaint, use our online complaint form.

Right to information and privacy

About right to information and privacy

Information about how to access information held by or about the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Making an RTI or IP application

You will need to complete the approved RTI access application form. Forms can be completed and lodged online, however there are certain mandatory requirements for a valid application that can only be sent via ordinary mail.

Amending personal information

The IP Act provides a very similar access mechanism to that contained in the RTI Act. The key difference is that a person may only apply to access documents containing their own personal information under the IP Act. If you wish to obtain access to documents that do not contain your personal information, you will need to apply under the RTI Act.

Frequently requested documents

Information on frequently requested documents such as criminal history, birth and marriage certificates, coronial records, court transcripts, electoral roll, adoption information, health records, cabinet documents and ministerial media statements.

Disclosure log

Documents released to applicants under the Right to Information Act will be progressively published on our website on the disclosure log.

Publication scheme

Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. We have developed it to give the community greater access to information.