Freedom of Information
Queensland Treasury is committed to providing the community with open and transparent access to information about our structure, the things we do (services and activities) and the types of documents we hold.
How can I access information that isn’t published or publicly available?
The Freedom of Information Act 1992 is currently under review and new legislation is planned to be introduced to Parliament in 2009.
One of the recommendations of the review relates to publishing more information on websites. Consistent with this recommendation we are currently exploring opportunities to make more information about our activities available.
In the meantime, if the information or document you need is not publicly available, you can request access to it under the Freedom of Information Act 1992. You can also request changes to any personal information we might have about you.
How do I request access to documents held by Treasury or amend my personal records?
You can request access to information or documents held by Treasury, or a change to your personal records, in a number of ways. You can either send us a letter or an email or complete a written or online Freedom of Information application form. Our contact details are below. An application fee applies to requests for non-personal information. See the ‘application and processing fees’ section below.
Making an application
Complete an application form and return it to us
You can apply for access to information or documents held by Treasury or request a change to your personal records by completing the Freedom of Information application form, which is available from the Freedom of Information section of our website. If you prefer, we can post or email the form to you. Contact us for more information. From the website you can also submit an online application.
Apply in writing
Access to information or documents
If you apply for access to information or documents held by Treasury in writing (i.e. not on an application form) please make sure you clearly state the type of information or document you want access to as well as the address to where we should sent notification of the decision. A $38 application fee applies. See below for more information about fees.
Request to amend personal records
Written requests (i.e. those not on an application form) to amend personal records must clearly:
- state the amendments you wish to have made
- describe why you believe the information needs changing (is it incomplete, incorrect, out-of-date or misleading etc?)
- state the address to where we should send notification of the decision.
An application fee does not apply to requests to amend personal information however proof of identification is needed. Please contact us for further details.
Are there application and processing fees?
There are no fees or charges for processing applications regarding documents about your personal affairs or to request changes to your personal details. Application and processing fees only apply to requests for non-personal information or documents.
An application fee of $38 applies to requests for non-personal information held by Treasury. For payment options, please contact Treasury’s Freedom of Information Unit.
Processing fees for non-personal information are charged at the rate of $5.80 for each 15 minutes or part thereof. Further charges might apply to inspect documents. Photocopies of documents are available at 20 cents per photocopied page.
Treasury is able to provide electronic copies of information released under an application which will reduce costs for non-personal applications. This involves the use of software specifically designed for Freedom of Information processing. Details about this initiative can be obtained from the Manager, Freedom of Information.
We will also provide access to a reading room for applicants or members of the community where copies of a number of publications will be made available for viewing. This must be organised by prior arrangement. Contact the Freedom of Information Unit for more information.
If you have any questions or need further information about Freedom of Information, contact Treasury’s Freedom of Information Unit on the details below.
(07) 3224 4171
The Office of State Revenue has its own Freedom of Information Officer. Call (07) 3225 1712 for further details.
You can fax applications to (07) 3224 2981.
Level 7, Executive Building,
100 George Street, Brisbane.
Our postal address is:
Manager, Freedom of Information
GPO Box 611
Brisbane Qld 4001
Last reviewed 22 October 2012