Consultation on three draft resources on Fees and Charges under the GIPA Act - open 20 September - 4 October 2016

The NSW Information Commissioner is seeking your feedback on three draft resources which have been developed to provide guidance on fees and charges to entities regulated by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) and the general public.

Flowing on from the two recent decisions of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal which were summarised in IPC case notesShoebridge v Forestry Corporation [2016] NSWCATAD 93 and National Tertiary Education Union v Southern Cross University [2015] NSWCATAD 151 – the Information Commissioner identified that it would be useful for agencies and the general public to have updated guidance on the issues relating to discounting and processing charges.

The IPC is currently undertaking a consultation period from 20 September – 4 October 2016 to seek feedback on the following resources:


The consultation period will be open from 20 September – 4 October 2016.

The consultation seeks feedback on the following draft resources:

How to provide feedback

We encourage you to view the above resource and provide us with feedback via the following channels:

Or email your feedback to

Call the IPC on our free call number 1800 472 679.

The consultation period is open from 20 September – 4 October 2016.