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Accessing information

The GIPA Act (2009)

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act) provides for government information to be released in four ways:

  1. Mandatory proactive release
  2. Authorised proactive release
  3. Informal release
  4. Release subject to a formal access application
Formal applications for access to information should be a last resort. In most circumstances you should not have to make a formal application to access information that we hold.

To access our information:
  • search our website to see if it's already available
  • contact our office and ask for the information - (02) 4428 4100
  • if necessary, apply for access using our application form and send it to:

Office of Local Government
Locked Bag 3015 NOWRA NSW 2541


The application fee for making an access application is $30.00. Payment can be made by cheque or money order made out to Office of Local Government and should be posted to the address above.




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