Your Right to Information

Your Right to Information

Did you know Freedom of Information has now been replaced by the Right to Information and Information Privacy Acts?

Rockhampton Regional Council is making it easier for you to access information about Council. This includes information about our policies, financial reports, public registers and documents relating to our decisions. We also make appropriate protections for certain information, including personal information.

What is Right to Information?

New Queensland legislation replacing Freedom of Information (FOI) laws came into effect from 1 July 2009, namely:

Right to Information Act 2009
Information Privacy Act 2009

The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) aims to make more government information available to all sectors of the community. The RTI Act is complemented by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), which establishes a right to access and to amend personal information.

What is Information Privacy?

The Information Privacy Act guides how you can:

  • access your personal information
  • advise us about any changes or amendments to your personal information

Information Privacy legislation also guides how government manages your personal information. 

Need to know more about Right to Information or Information Privacy?

You can find more about Right to Information on the Queensland Government’s website. You can find more about Information Privacy on the Queensland Government’s website .

How to access Council Information?

You can check to see if the information you're looking for is already available from:

Our Publication Scheme
Our publication scheme helps you find information which is routinely published by Council. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme.

Other areas of our website
Can't find what you are looking for on our website? Try using our search function located at the top of the page. 

Contact Us
Contact us  if the information is not readily available. We'll help determine if Council holds and can release the information. We may require you to make an RTI request to access it.

Right to Information and Information Privacy Applications
Submit a Right to Information application form Application form(PDF, 177KB)  if you need to make a formal RTI request.