Right to information

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What is right to information?

Right to information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.

The public has a right to access information held by the government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

On 1 July 2009, the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009, replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1992. (For more information, please visit the Right to Information (Queensland Government) website.)

How do I access information?

Before making an RTI application you can check to see if the information is already available.

Check the website

Check to see if the information you are looking for is already available from our:

  • Publication scheme – information about us, our services, finances, priorities, decisions, policies, lists and registers
  • Disclosure log – non-personal information released through the RTI process

Contact us

We will help determine if the information is accessible through an administrative release process or we will advise if you need to make an RTI request to access it.

Make an application under the RTI and IP Act

If you need to make a formal application, you can complete and send a RTI and Information Privacy application form to:

Supreme Court Library Queensland
PO Box 15019, City East, Queensland, 4002

Applications to access your own personal information must be sent together with certified evidence of identity (details of evidence of identity requirement are provided on page three of the application form).

Please refer to our privacy guide for details of the types of personal information we hold.

If the documents you request do not contain your own personal information, you must pay an application fee (refer to fees and charges for the current fee). This fee must be paid before your application can be processed. You may also be charged for processing the application and for making copies of documents.

How to amend documents containing your personal information

Under the Information Privacy Act 2009, you may apply for an amendment to a document held by us if you believe the information is inaccurate, incomplete out of date or misleading.

You can submit an application on the Information and Privacy Personal Information Amendment Application form and send it to:

Supreme Court Library Queensland
PO Box 15019, City East, Queensland, 4002