If government information is not available through the mandatory open access and proactive release pathways, and your GIPA informal request for information has been declined, you can make a formal request for information.
Because there are other pathways to accessing government information, and because a formal request for information involves a degree of red tape, fees and charges, this fourth and final pathway for accessing government information should be a last-resort option.
For further information, please see the FAQ links below.
Please note due to the evolving COVID-19 situation that GIPA applications can ONLY be received online via [email protected]. As advised on Tuesday 24 March 2020, all Treasury staff members have transitioned to work remotely to protect their health and safety, and therefore we have very limited access to the office.
We will waive the $30.00 application fee on the provision that the GIPA applicant agrees to a 40 working day deadline instead of 20; however, we may still apply processing charges after the first hour to search for the requested information (unless you have asked for your own personal information).
If you have any questions or need advice accessing information from NSW Treasury, please contact us by emailing [email protected].
You can also write to the:
Principal Solicitor, Head of Information Access and Governance
Office of General Counsel
GPO Box 5469
Sydney NSW 2001