Right to Information


Right to Information was introduced by Queensland Government to give the community, greater access to information.

The following legislation repaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and came into effect on 1 July 2009.

Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act)

Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act)

Right to Information aims to:-

  • make more information available
  • provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community
  • provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.

The right to information gives you the right to access and amend information held by public sector agencies in Queensland, unless there is a good reason for it not to be provided.

  • You have a right to access or amend your personal information held by the government under the Information Privacy Act 2009. Information Privacy also guides how Council manages your personal information. You can access Council Privacy link.
  • You have a right to access personal and non-personal information held by the government under the Right to Information Act 2009.

More about Right to Information and Information Privacy

Further information about Whole of Government policy and the relevant legislation is available from www.rti.qld.gov.au.