Accessing IPC Information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act) provides an open and transparent process for giving the public access to information held by NSW public sector agencies, including information held by the IPC.  

PLEASE NOTE: The Information and Privacy Commission of NSW does not hold information held by other NSW public sector agencies such as local councils, NSW Police and other government departments. To seek access to such information you should contact that agency directly. If you are unsure of who may hold the information you seek please contact the IPC for assistance.

You can access information that we have made available as open access information, or through an informal request or a formal request.

Open access information

In line with the objective that we oversee, and in compliance with the GIPA Act, the IPC publishes a range of open access information. This includes:

  • Policy and planning documents
  • Documents on the internal administration of the agency
  • Internal working papers of the agency
  • Documents prepared for submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Documents relating to reviews and investigations conducted by the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner
  • Correspondence with the Premier, Ministers and the heads and staff of NSW government agencies
  • Correspondence with the public
  • Correspondence with the heads of privacy and information access authorities in other jurisdictions
  • Guidelines and directions issued by the Privacy Commissioner and the Information Commissioner
  • Information resources for the community, public sector and private sector.
Making a formal application to the IPC for information that we hold

To submit a request for government information held by the IPC, simply complete our GIPA Access Application Form and provide it to our office. Note that the IPC chooses to exercise its discretion not to impose the $30 application fee. 

If you cannot find the information you are seeking on this website, please contact us to assist you. 

If you find that you are having difficulties reading our documents or other material, please contact us on 1800 472 679 so we can provide another option for you to access our material.