Right to information

Right to information (RTI) is the Queensland Government’s approach to giving the community greater access to information, equal access across all sectors of the community, and appropriate protection for individuals’ privacy. An individual has the right to request any information held by an agency and any documents containing their personal information.

The government will provide access to information it holds, unless it is not in the public interest to do so.

For more information about your RTI rights, visit the Queensland Government website.

How to access information

Step 1: Check existing information

Our website contains information and documents which detail our services and business operations, many of which are accessible via our publication scheme. The publication scheme is designed to act as a ‘route map’ to assist people to find key information the department routinely publishes.

We also publish a disclosure log with our responses to right to information requests.

Step 2: Contact us about routine, administrative information

If you are not able to find the information you are after, please contact us to discuss your enquiry. We may be able to readily provide you with the information you are seeking, if it is non-sensitive information or your own personal information. There is no application fee for administrative access applications. However, copies of documents may attract a charge. These charges are:

  • twenty cents per page for photocopying documents
  • any fee that we incur to retrieve the information sought.

You may contact us using the details below:

Administrative Review Unit
Queensland Treasury
Telephone: +61 7 3035 1863
Email: rti@treasury.qld.gov.au

Step 3: Lodge a right to information request

If we cannot immediately help you with your request, you are able to apply for access to information via a right to information application. If the information you request is not related to your personal information, you must pay an application fee of $48.00. This fee must be paid before your application can be processed. Depending on what information you request, you may also be charged a fee to cover the costs of processing the application and making copies of documents.

It is important to know that even though you submit a right to information application, Queensland Treasury may not be able to supply the information you are seeking.

You can submit a right to information application using the e-RTI online form.

 If your right to information request is related to:

  • Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
  • Workers’ Compensation Regulator
  • Electrical Safety Office.

Please contact:

Office of Industrial Relations
Right to Information
GPO Box 69, Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: (07) 3406 9982
Email: OIR.RTI@oir.qld.gov.au
Website: Office of Industrial Relations right to information

Appeal an RTI decision

If you are not satisfied with the decision made by Treasury in relation to your RTI application or your Information Privacy application, you are able to seek a review of the decision.  You can do this by:

  • requesting an internal review within 20 business days of being told of the decision. A person, senior to the original decision-maker, will review your application and inform you of the review decision
  • requesting an external review by writing to the Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland. The Information Commissioner may change or confirm the decision made on your right to information or information privacy request, or try to mediate a settlement between the parties. For more information about external reviews, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner website.

Amending personal information in a document

Under the Information Privacy Act 2009, you may apply for an amendment to a document that contains your personal information if that document contains information that is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading. There is no fee for amending your personal information.

You can submit an application using the Information Privacy Personal Information Amendment Application form.

Submit your completed application to:

Administrative Review Unit
Queensland Treasury
GPO Box 611
Phone: +61 7 3035 1863
Email: rti@treasury.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 15 June 2018