Right to Information

The NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) came into effect on 1 July 2010. The new right to information legislation replaces the NSW Freedom of Information Act 1989 (FOI Act).  The new law:

  • creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government
  • encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.

Accessing corporate information

There are a number of ways you can access State Library corporate information without submitting a formal access application.

  • The Agency Information Guide: includes information about our structure and functions, the information we hold and the way in which you can access information.
    View the Agency Information Guide webpage
  • Disclosure Log: lists non-personal information released through the GIPA Act process.
    View the Disclosure Log
  • Contracts Register: lists contracts worth more than $150,000 between the Library and private sector bodies.
    View the Contracts Register
  • Policy documents: links to policies and procedures that affect, or are likely to affect members of the public.
    View policy documents
  • Links to documents tabled in Parliament about the Library by, or on behalf of, the State Library.
    View documents tabled in Parliament about the Library 
  • Information on the State Library of NSW website. 
  • A service point in the Library.
  • Staff who may have the information you are looking for.

The State Library proactively releases information to the community about our operations, services, functions, activities and policies. Much of this information can be viewed on the State Library website under About the Library, Legislation and policies, Services, Using the Library or in our Annual Report.

View the NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
View About the Library
View Legislation and policies
View Services
View Using the Library
View our latest Annual Report

Applying for information

If the information you seek is not available via one of the ways listed above then you may need to make a formal access application under the GIPA Act

The Right to Information Officer will check whether the information you seek is available before you make a formal access application.

Contact the Right to Information Officer

Quick Links

The State Library provides a free Information Request Service.

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

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