Consultation on new Information Access resources was open 1 - 22 March 2018

The NSW Information Commissioner sought your feedback on two new resources which have been developed to provide guidance to agencies and the public about informal release of information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

The IPC undertook a consultation period from 1- 22 March 2018 to seek feedback on the following resources:

The (DRAFT) KNOWLEDGE UPDATE: Informal release of information deals with:

  • what is meant by ‘informal release’;
  • when agencies should consider releasing information informally;
  • what might be considered ‘reasonable conditions’ for informal release of information;
  • whether informal releases should be recorded; and
  • how to more efficiently release information.

The (DRAFT) FACT SHEET: Frequently asked questions for citizens: Informal release of information:

  • Addresses issues or questions members of the public may have about asking an agency to informally release information.


This consultation period was open from 1-22 March 2018.  Consultation has now closed.

The consultation sought feedback on the following draft resources:

How to provide feedback

We encourage you to view the resources by clicking on the links above and providing us with feedback via the following channels:

The consultation period was open from 1-22 March 2018.  Consultation has now closed.