What is the GIPA Act?

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) outlines your rights in relation to accessing information from government agencies.

The GIPA Act applies to:

  • NSW government departments
  • NSW local councils
  • NSW state-owned corporations
  • Universities
  • NSW ministers and their staff

Under the GIPA Act, you have the right to access government information that is stored by us, unless it goes against public interest for this information to be disclosed.