Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

What is GIPA?

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) commenced on 1 July 2010 to facilitate public access to government information. The GIPA Act creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government. It encourages the routine and proactive release of government information, including information held by providers of goods and services by government agencies.

Applications and enquiries under the GIPA Act can be directed to:

Jodi Butfield
Right to Information Officer
PO Box 323
Phone: (02) 4724 2258

How to access published information

Information on the website is available for download, free of charge.

In order for an application to be valid it must:

  • be in writing sent to or lodged at the address shown above;
  • clearly indicate that it is an access application made under the GIPA Act;
  • be accompanied by a fee of $30;
  • state a postal address in Australia as the address for correspondence in connection with the application;
  • include such information as is reasonably necessary to enable the government information applied for to be identified.

You may wish to download an application form for accessing information (DOC 410 KB).

Register of Government Contracts

State Water’s register of government contracts is available at the NSW eTendering website.

If you are unable to access the eTendering website, please contact the Right to Information Officer as above.