Access to Information and Privacy
Government information (public access)
In NSW, the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) from 1 July 2010.
The new right to information legislation is designed to promote openness, accountability and transparency, and will help Government agencies to be more proactive in providing information to members of the public.
How to access NSW SES information
To access information from the NSW SES, we encourage you to search our website in the first instance to see whether or not this information is already available. If it is not accessible, please contact the NSW SES Right to Information Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone (02) 4251 6509 during business hours (Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm) and request this information. We will then decide whether the information you are seeking is:
- open access information that is readily available. If it is, we will tell you where and how you can obtain this information;
- will be made available as part of a proactive release of information;
- can be disclosed to you through informal release (e.g. where no third party personal information is involved); and
- requires a formal access application (Download application forms below).
Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is required to keep a record (a disclosure log) of information about formal applications it receives under the GIPA Act .
The disclosure log sets out information that is released under the GIPA Act that may be of interest to members of the public.
|Reference number||Date of decision||Description of information||Information requested|
Northern Rivers Floods March 2017
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has welcomed the independent review into the response and management of flooding that affected communities in the Northern Rivers in March and April 2017. Click on the links below for more information.
Following the independent review into the response and management of flooding in the Northern Rivers district in March and April 2017, the Lismore Citizens’ Review prepared a separate report into this event. Click on the links below for more information.