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GIPAA (Government Information Public Access Act)

Open Access Information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) 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) refer to the Useful Links below.

What is Open Access Information?

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 aims to maintain and advance a system of responsible and proactive release of government information by using agency websites.

Open access information includes a range of information held by agencies, for example:

  • Policy documents
  • Annual reports
  • Guidelines
  • Register of government contracts

How do I find information?

First, look on our website to see if the information is already available.

As Aboriginal Affairs is an agency of the NSW Department of Education, you can also visit www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/information-access for additional information.

If you cannot find the information you want, contact the Right to Information Officer.

Right to Information Officer

Information Access Unit
NSW Education
Level 7, 35 Bridge St
SYDNEY NSW 2000
T 02 9561 8100
E iaunit@det.nsw.edu.au

See the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 for a full list of information that cannot be disclosed.

View the full list

If you wish to lodge a formal application, download an application form.

Download GIPAA application form


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