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Right to Information policy

How the former Department of Family and Community Services complied with its obligations, and how a member of the public may exercise their right to access information held by the department in accordance with the GIPA Act

Apply online to access information

Members of the public may submit online forms under the GIPA Act, including informal requests for information, formal access applications and internal reviews, to access information held by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), that relate to the following DCJ functions:

  • Courts, Tribunals and Services
  • Youth Justice (formerly Juvenile Justice)
  • Child protection
  • Housing
  • Disability services
  • Corrective Services

Please do not lodge an informal request to access another individual’s personal information, or to request an entire copy of all your information held by the department.  If you are seeking the information of other individuals, or a copy of all your information, you are required to submit a formal access application.

Apply Online Continue your saved form

Type of records held by the Department of Communities & Justice

What you will need

In order to submit your application online, you may need:

  • Identification documents, such as a Driver Licence, Medicare card or Passport
  • Credit Card or Debit Card details
  • Email address and mobile number

During the application process, you can expect

Open Government, Information and Privacy
(02) 9716 2662

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Last updated: 03 Oct 2019