External review

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 provides two avenues of external review of access decisions:

  1. NSW Information Commissioner
    If you made a formal application for access and are unhappy with the State Library's decision you have the right to seek a review by the Information Commissioner.

    Applications for review by the Information Commissioner must be made within 8 weeks of receiving the State Library's decision.

    For more information see: Office of the Information Commissioner.
  2. NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal
    If you made a formal application for access and are unhappy with the State Library's decision you have the right to seek review by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal. You do not have to seek review by the Information Commissioner before applying to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal.

    Applications for review by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal must be made within 8 weeks of receiving the State Library's decision or at any time up to 4 weeks after completion of a review by the Information Commissioner.

    For more information see: NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal.

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The State Library provides a free Information Request Service.

Macquarie St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 9273 1414

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