Information Access Forms for Citizens

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) has a selection of forms to assist you in making an access application or complaint under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

Click on the relevant form below to make your application.

Formal application for access to government information held by any public sector agency

Use this form when making a formal application to access government information held by a NSW public sector agency, other than the IPC
GIPA Access Application Form (to request information held by a NSW agency other than the IPC) (pdf, fillable, printable)

Formal application for access to information held by the IPC

Use this form when making a formal application to access government information held by the IPC
GIPA Access Application Form (to request IPC corporate information) (pdf, fillable, printable)

Apply for an external review by the Information Commissioner 

Use this form if you are seeking an external review of a decision by an agency regarding the provision of information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act)
External Review by the Information Commissioner Application Form (online webform)
External Review by the Information Commissioner Application Form (pdf, fillable, printable)

Make a complaint to the Information Commissioner about the conduct of an agency under the GIPA Act 

Use this form if your complaint concerns the conduct (action or inaction) of an agency in exercising its function under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act)
Complaint to the Information Commissioner Form (online webform)
Complaint to the Information Commissioner Form (pdf, fillable, printable)