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Open access information

As of 1 July 2010, the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (FOI).

This new legislation is different to the previous FOI legislation as it encourages the proactive release of government information on agency websites unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure, for example, someone’s personal details.  To read more about the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) go to the quick link section below.

To access information about the Office of Communities first visit our website.  If you are unable to find the information you are seeking then contact our Right to Information Officer by email, phone or formal application.

Right to Information Officer
Office of Communities
PO BOX K403
HAYMARKET NSW 1240
Phone: (02) 8762 9849
Email: gipainfo@communities.nsw.gov.au

Note: The Right to Information Officer only handles GIPA related to agencies and divisions within the Office of Communities cluster.

Information and Privacy Commission NSW

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW has been established to promote public awareness and understanding of the new Act.

The Commissioner also monitors government agencies’ compliance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  For more information about the Information and Privacy Commission NSW visit their website at http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au.