Checklist - Agency Information Guide - Self Assessment Checklist

Read the introduction to the document below or download the whole version here Checklist - Agency Information Guide - Self Assessment Checklist, updated July 2023

Section 20 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) requires all agencies (other than a Minister) to have an agency information guide (AIG). AIGs provide a valuable mechanism to ensure that citizens have knowledge of and access to government information that is both current and significant in relation to the formulation of policy and service delivery by agencies, together with access to arrangements to participate in the formulation of policy and service delivery by agencies.

This self-assessment checklist reflects the requirements of the GIPA Act and provides additional guidance. The checklist does not prescribe the structure and format that an AIG should follow. Rather, it is a practical tool for an agency to assess the content of its AIG once it has been prepared. The Information Commissioner also uses this checklist to assess the quality of AIGs received and inform feedback to the agency.

For practical guidance on how to prepare an AIG, please refer to the Guideline for Agency Information Guides.

For more information

Contact the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC):

Freecall:           1800 472 679

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