Government Information (Public Access) Act

Applicants should be aware that information submitted in applications and all related correspondence, attachments and other documents may be made publicly available under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW).

Information that is deemed to be commercially sensitive may be withheld if it meets the conditions of the public interest test.

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) makes government information accessible to the public by:

  • requiring government agencies to make certain sorts of information freely available
  • encouraging government agencies to release as much information as possible
  • giving the public an enforceable right to make access applications for government information
  • restricting access to information only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.