Publicly available information
A large range of information is available free of charge on NSW Treasury’s websites:
Mandatory open access Information
Mandatory open access information is information Treasury must make publicly available unless it is not in the public interest to do so.
On this Treasury website, we make the following mandatory open access information available free of charge:
For further information, visit the open access information page.
Treasury is required to have a program for the proactive release of government information. Proactive disclosure is the manner in which Treasury considers making information publicly available unless it is against the public interest. Treasury’s Proactive Release Policy is available here.
Information proactively disclosed by Treasury is made available on one of Treasury’s websites, on www.opengov.nsw.gov.au or other appropriate outlets.
Our Open Government Committee (OGComm)– with membership across the agency – meets periodically and reviews Treasury’s proactive release activities. OGComm promotes principles of transparency, accountability, collaboration and innovation within Treasury. OGComm advises Treasury on compliance with open government instruments and recommends approaches for implementation.
If information sought is not available on Treasury’s websites, members of the public can suggest that information be proactively disclosed (if held by Treasury). Please forward any suggestions to the Information Access and Governance Unit at email@example.com.
Treasury is committed to improving transparency, participation, collaboration and innovation by increasing access to government information.
Treasury is committed to the NSW Government Open Data Policy and seeks to make appropriate government data available to the public.
Some datasets, including those containing private and commercially sensitive information, must be protected appropriately. It may be necessary to remove personal or identifying information from datasets, in line with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and other applicable legislation.
Datasets that are subject to release will be published on one of Treasury’s websites or at www.data.nsw.gov.au.
Members of the public can request information from Treasury on any topic of interest. If the information is clearly in the public interest to disclose, it will be supplied free of charge.
Treasury may attach conditions on the disclosure of information that is sensitive or confidential but relevant to the person making the request. Under the GIPA Act, there is no right of review for informal applications.
If you would like to make an informal request for information, please contact the Information Access and Governance Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about making an informal request, please go to the Informal Request page.
Formal request (access application)
If the information you seek is not available on our website and we cannot provide it to you as an informal request for information, you may access the information by lodging a formal access application providing there is no overriding public interest against disclosure.
A formal access application for information should be a last-resort option for accessing government information.
We will respond to your formal access application within 20 working days (subject to any extension allowed for under the Act). If an extension of time is required to deal with your application, we will let you know in writing.
For more information about lodging a formal access application (including fees, charges, review rights and how to submit a valid application, please go to the Formal Request page.
You should forward your formal request for information to:
Information Access and Governance Unit
GPO Box 5469
Sydney NSW 2001
Fees and Charges
A $30 application fee applies to Formal Requests under the GIPA Act. Treasury has the discretion to waive or reduce the application fee.
Treasury may also charge $30 per hour after the first hour for its time in processing an application. The application fee counts towards the first hour of processing application. A 50 per cent reduction in processing fees may apply if you can provide evidence that:
- you would suffer financial hardship, OR
- the information is of special benefit to the public generally
If applying for your own personal information, Treasury cannot charge for the first 20 hours of processing.
For more information on these fees and charges, go to the Formal Request page.