The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (‘the GIPA Act’) commenced on 1 July 2010 and replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) (the FOI Act). The objective of the Act is to:

  • make government information more accessible to the public by requiring government agencies to make certain sorts of information freely available;
  • create new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government; and 
  • encourage government agencies to proactively to release government information.

The Commission has published a range of documents and information on our website that have been made available under section 23 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Please refer to the Policy and other agency documents page to access this information.

Members of the public can apply to government agencies such as the Commission for access to government information.

An access application is required to meet a number of formal requirements set out under the GIPA Act, including:

  • it must be in writing sent to or lodged at an office of the agency concerned, 
  • it must clearly indicate that it is an access application made under the GIPA Act,
  • it must be accompanied by a fee of $30, 
  • it must state a postal address as the address for correspondence in connection with the application,
  • it must include such information as is reasonably necessary to enable the government information applied for to be identified.

To formally request information under the GIPA Act, please complete the application/pdf GIPA Application Form.

Further information in relation to making an access application to the Commission or accessing information held by the Commission, can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s Government Information Officer via our enquiry form or in writing to the following address:

Government Information Officer

NSW Crime Commission

453 - 463 Kent Street



You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Information and Privacy Commission website.