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. Sensitive information may not be released where the Acts recognise it would be contrary to the broader public interest.
Right to Information (RTI) aims to provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community and provide appropriate protection for individuals’ privacy. More information is available from the Queensland Government’s website.
How to access information
Information is available:
- on the ECQ website;
- by browsing our publication scheme;
- through our disclosure log;
- through an administrative access process (please contact us).
If the information you are seeking is not available using the options listed above, please contact us to discuss your request or you may lodge a formal RTI application.
How to lodge an application
To lodge a formal application for information you must submit a Right to Information and Privacy Access form.
It helps if you provide as much detail as possible about the document/s you are seeking. If you know the title, subject matter, type of document or the date it was produced, please specify in your application.
To amend personal information you believe to be inaccurate or incomplete you may lodge a Personal Information Amendment form.
Completed application forms should be sent to:
Right to Information Officer
Electoral Commission of Queensland
GPO Box 1393
Brisbane QLD 4001
Fees and charges
It is free to access or amend your personal information, however a fee is charged for access to non-personal information. ECQ can provide an estimate of the cost and give you an opportunity to amend your application. Information will not be supplied until payment is received.
More details on fees and charges are available on the Right to Information website.
Valid applications must be processed within 25 business days of receipt. A further 10 business days can be added should we need to consult with third parties. If the application is transferred to an alternate agency, additional time will be applied.
When your request is finalised, ECQ will provide its decision in writing, including a schedule of documents relevant to your application. If you are dissatisfied with our decision, you may seek a secondary review by ECQ, or you may contact the Office of the Information Commissioner. An application for review must be made no later than 20 business days after the date of the decision.