Right to Information and Privacy

Right to Information and Privacy is responsible for administering the department’s obligations under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act).

This includes making access decisions on applications for documents under both Acts, applications for amendment of personal information under the IP Act, and management of privacy complaints and breaches.

RTI and Information Privacy legislation gives a right to request access to documents of agencies and official documents of ministers, subject to certain restrictions.

Members of the public have the right to apply for:

  • access to documents held by government agencies
  • amendment of personal information held by government agencies.

The RTI Act also requires government agencies to publish a publication scheme showing what information the agency routinely makes available and how the information can be accessed.

Find out more about Right to Information and Information Privacy.

Find out more about how to access information held by our department.