Your Right to Information

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act)

On 1 July 2010 new right to information legislation (The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act)) came into effect, replacing the former freedom of information law (Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW)).

The new law:

  • creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government; and
  • encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.

This means that a government agency, such as South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), must release information unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) website at

Accessing our agency's information

SWSLHD publishes a range of information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Follow the links to find out more about our policies, our agency's "Agency Information Guide", a disclosure log of information applications, details of information not disclosed to the public and our register of government contracts.

For further information on accessing information held by SWSLHD, click here.

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