Access to information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 from 1 July 2010.

The Judicial Commission of NSW is an agency for the purpose of the GIPA Act. The Commission holds information relating to its administrative, research, sentencing, education, and complaint handling functions.

Information that relates to the Commission’s (including the Conduct Division) complaint handling, investigative and reporting functions is “excluded information” under Schedule 2 of the GIPA Act. This means that an access application cannot be made for this information under that Act.

Information in relation to the Commission’s administrative, research, sentencing, and education functions may be made publicly available by the Commission subject to any overriding public interest against disclosure. Access applications for information relating to these functions should be made using the access application form. All such applications will be determined in accordance with Part 4 of the GIPA Act.

Further information in relation to making an access application to the Commission can be obtained by contacting the:

Right to Information Officer
Judicial Commission of NSW
GPO Box 3634
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 9299 4421

Further information in relation to the operation of the GIPA Act can be obtained from the website of the Information and Privacy Commission: