Right to information: information not released

Information may not be released if there is overriding public interest against doing so.

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, when deciding whether or not to release information, government agencies must consider whether there is an overriding public interest against releasing the information.

For more information on how government agencies apply the public interest test when determining whether or not to release information, access a special fact sheet on this topic from the Office of the Information Commissioner website.

View the fact sheet: What is the public interest test?

View the NSW Information and Privacy Commission website

As the State Library of NSW makes decisions about open access information that may not be disclosed due to an overriding public interest, it will publish this information on its website.