Right to Information (RTI)
The Right to Information Act gives the public the right of access to information held by the Commission, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to release that information or the information is personal information that relates to another person.
Further information about RTI is available on the Information Commissioner’s website http://www.oic.qld.gov.au/
Before you lodge your application, you may wish to view our Disclosure Log which contains details of any information that has already been released by the Commission under the RTI Act. This information can be downloaded free of charge.
Please note that requests for information that relate exclusively to your own personal affairs will be processed under Information Privacy Guidelines not the RTI Act. Click here for an application form (PDF) or (Online). There is no charge for accessing your own personal information.
Individuals also have the right to amend personal information held by the Electoral Commission of Queensland if it is inaccurate or incomplete. There is no charge to do so. Click here to access an Information Privacy Personal Information Amendment Application.
For further information or to seek assistance regarding privacy matters, please contact our Right To Information/Privacy Co-ordinator on 1300 881 665.
Making an application under the Right to Information Act
If you wish to make an application under the Right to Information Act, you must use the prescribed Application form (PDF) or (Online).
Under the Right to Information Act, an application fee must be paid before the application can be processed. The fee cannot be waived. The standard fee is $40.50 but additional charges may be levied if processing is likely to require a substantial amount of time.
If additional charges are payable, we will provide you with an estimate before we begin processing your application. This will allow you to amend or tailor your application in order to reduce costs, should you wish.
The Right to Information Act allows a period of 5 weeks (25 business days) to process your application, with an additional 10 business days allowed if it is necessary to consult with a third party.
When your application is finalised we will provide you with a written decision, including a schedule of documents relevant to your application. If you are dissatisfied with the Commission’s decision you have the right to seek a review by a more senior officer, or to apply direct to the Information Commissioner if you prefer.
Click (PDF) or (Online) to make an application under the RTI Act.
Address for correspondence
All RTI and Privacy applications should be sent to:
The Right to Information/Privacy Co-ordinator
Electoral Commission of Queensland
GPO Box 1393
BRISBANE QLD 4001