What is the Right to Information?

The Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information. The Right to Information aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy. The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government and local councils, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

New Queensland legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely;

What is Information Privacy?

The Information Privacy Act guides how you can:

  • access your personal information
  • advise us about any changes or amendments to your personal information
  • guides how government manages your personal information

Further information about Whole of Government policy and the new legislation, including application forms, is available on the Queensland Government's website.

How to access Council Information?

You can check to see if the information you're looking for is already available from: