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What is Right to information?

RTI applications during COVID-19

The department’s Right to Information (RTI) officers are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we will do our best to ensure the services we provide are uninterrupted. We request that you email correspondence to and pay any fees and charges by credit card. Please be aware that certain documents (such as hard copy documents) may be inaccessible while staff are working remotely. More information about applying for documents during COVID-19 is available from the Office of the Queensland Information Commissioner.

About RTI

The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

The legislation came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely:

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.

More information about right to information is available on the Queensland Government website.

We are committed to providing open access to information about our services, activities and business operations.

Much of this information is provided via our website and in our corporate documents, which are identified in our publication scheme.

Where information is not available online, you can request the information or contact the department.

How do I access documents under the RTI and IP Act?

How to lodge an application for access to documents under the RTI Act or IP Act.

Disclosure log - released information

View a list of applications made to the Department under the RTI Act in the department's disclosure log. Documents released in response to formal applications under the RTI Act are generally published to our disclosure log.

Publication scheme

Details information routinely available from the department free of charge. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme.

Open data

The Open Data Initiative is part of the Queensland Public Sector Renewal Program and our vision to create the best public service in the nation, truly focused on our end customer - Queenslanders. You can access our open data strategy, and datasets by visiting the Queensland Government open data portal.

Feedback and Complaints

Provide feedback about the Right to Information and Information Privacy content on our website.

Further information

For further information and enquiries about Right to Information, contact the department or visit the Queensland Government Right to Information website.

Last updated: Monday, Nov 30, 2020