About Right to information

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

The Queensland Government has made a commitment to release as much government information as possible to the community.

Legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely the:

  • Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act)
  • Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act)

The Right to Information requires that government held information should be released administratively as a matter of course, unless there are good reasons not to, with application under the RTI Act being necessary only as a last resort.

Access the Queensland government information on Right to Information. This page on the Government gateway provides information about the whole-of-government policy as well as more detail about the legislation.