About Right to Information


The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) replaced the Freedom of information Act 1992 on 1 July 2009.

Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.

The RTI Act is complemented by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), which establishes a right to individuals to access documents that contain their own personal information and to amend personal information.


The right to information reforms aim to:

  • make more information available
  • provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community
  • provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy

Collecting Information

Council is committed to the government’s Information Privacy Principles.

Any personal information collected by Council will be used for the purpose of Council and its contractors providing services to you solely.

Personal information is information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion. Examples of personal information include:

  • a person's name, address, phone number or email address
  • a photograph of a person
  • the fact that a person is a member, or leader, of an association and their attendance at meetings
  • a person's medical details or health information
  • details about a person's membership of a trade union or professional body 

When collecting your personal information Council will let you know why and for what purpose we collect this information.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we collect is securely stored, and we will also not pass on your personal information to any other entities without your consent, or unless it is required by law or for public interest.

Further Information

For further details about the new Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act, visit the Queensland Government's Right to Information page.