Access to Information (GIPA)
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act)
There are four ways in which information held by the Psychology Council of New South Wales is made available.
1. Mandatory release
Much of the information held by the Psychology Council of New South Wales is already publicly available. The following are current resources you may wish to review:
- The Council website. Here you will find information about the Council, its membership and functions as well as the process for making a complaint or notification and disciplinary decisions.
- Agency Information Guide is published annually, as required by the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC).
- Disclosure Log is available on the Council website. It lists all formal determinations made by the Council that it considers will be of interest to others.
- Government contracts. The Council is required by the GIPA Act to record and publish certain information about some contracts with private sector bodies. Part 3, Division 5 of the GIPA Act states that information about contracts worth more than $150,000 between agencies and private sector bodies must be recorded in a register of government contracts.
- Information tabled in Parliament. Information about the agency contained in any document tabled in Parliament by or on behalf of the agency. The Annual Reports of the former Psychologists Registration Board are also available on the Council website.
2. Proactive release
You can ask the Council what information it will make available to the public, in addition to the information contained on our website. Under the GIPA Act, the Council is encouraged to release as much information as possible, in an appropriate way and free of charge (or at lowest reasonable cost). Contact the Council.
3. Informal request
You can request specific information from the Council. The Council will release information without the need for a formal application, unless there are good reasons to require one. A Council staff member is available to assist you in making a request for information and can be contacted on 1300 197 177 or through this website.
4. Formal application
If you have not been able to get the information you need in any other way, you can formally request specific information from the Council. In some circumstances, access to information will require a formal access application.
An access application is subject to a $30 fee and other charges may apply. It is advisable to contact the Council to discuss your request prior to making a formal access application.
Access Application Form