Electoral Commission Queensland

Right to information

ECQ is committed to providing open access to information about our services, activities and business operations in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009  However, sensitive information may not be released where the Acts recognise it would be contrary to the broader public interest.

Right to Information Day 2017 marks 30 years since the Fitzgerald Inquiry

Right to Information Day is held on the 28th of September and ECQ is an official partner of the 2017 event.  This year’s theme is ‘Right to Information: Open and accountable government and the media’s role’. It draws on the 30th anniversary of the landmark Fitzgerald Inquiry as an opportunity to revisit the lessons learnt over the past three decades.

For more information see below, or you can visit the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website.

Accessing information

Access to information is available:

If the information you wish to access is not available in the above locations, you may contact us directly or lodge an application form. 

Lodge an application

To request access to documents and information held by ECQ you can lodge a Right to Information and Privacy Access form.

To amend personal information held by ECQ containing personal details you believe to be inaccurate or incomplete you can lodge a Personal Information Amendment form.

Completed application forms can be forwarded to:

Right to Information Officer
Electoral Commission Queensland
GPO Box 1393
Brisbane QLD 4001 

Fees and charges

There is no fee to access or amend your personal information. However, under the RTI there is a fee payable for access to non-personal information, which is payable before access to the information will be granted. Details on associated fees and chargers is available on the Right to Information website.

In some instances additional processing fees may apply. Prior to processing your application, ECQ will provide you with an estimate to allow you an opportunity to amend your application. 

Review process

Valid applications must be processed within 25 business days of receipt. A further 10 business days can be added if we need to consult with third parties. Additional time will be applied where the application must be transferred to an alternate agency. 

When finalised, ECQ will provide you with a written decision, including a schedule of documents relevant to your application. If you are dissatisfied with our decision, you have the right to seek a review by a more senior officer, or apply directly to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Applications for review must be made within 20 business days from the date of the decision.