Right to Information
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is committed to giving the community greater access to information. The Right to Information reforms strengthen the community’s right to access government-held information unless, on balance, releasing the information would be contrary to the public interest.
It achieves this by voluntary publication of information and through the Right to Information Act 2009 (PDF).
The RTI reforms generally aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community and provide appropriate protection for individual’s privacy.
Searching for information
Before submitting a Right to Information application, or Information Privacy application for access solely to your own personal information, you should check to see if the information is already available. The disclosure log publishes information which has been released in response to RTI access requests while our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely made available from the Commission.
Some of the Commission’s information may be released administratively by business units. You can access this information without having to lodge a formal application.
Administrative access may be used for the following information:
- certain types of non-personal information devoid of sensitivity and confidentiality;
- an individual’s own information but not that of another person, unless consent has been provided.
Where a document contains the personal or commercial information of more than one person, the information will only be accessible through administrative access when all parties have given prior written consent.
Please contact the relevant business unit directly for any information which may be released administratively.
If you are unable to find the information you are searching for please contact Right to Information Services.
How do I access information?
There are several ways you can access information about the Commission:
- View the documents published in our Publication Scheme. You can learn About us, Our services, Our finances, Our priorities, Our decisions, Our policies and Our lists.
- Browse our website, or
- Contact us via:
1300 087 021 (8.30am–4pm, Mon–Fri)
GPO Box 2454,
Brisbane QLD 4001
Making an application
You can request information by downloading the Right to information and information privacy information access application form. The form can be submitted:
- in person at any government service centre
- by mail to the address above or email to: RTIservices@des.qld.gov.au
Your application must:
- Be in writing in the approved form
- Provide your address so notification of the decision can be sent to you
- Be addressed to the RTI Officer
- Include payment of application fee if the information you request is not related to your personal information
- The Right to Information application fee is $55.75. Additional processing or access charges may also be payable.
Fees and charges
There is an initial $55.75 application fee for all Right to Information applications. This fee cannot be waived.
There is no application fee for Information Privacy applications.
No processing charges are payable if the agency spends less than 5 hours processing an application. If the agency spends more than 5 hours, the charge is $8.65 for each 15 minutes (or part thereof) spent processing the application.
The applicant is not charged for processing of documents that contain personal information.
The Commission may also charge 25 cents per A4 page if the applicant wishes to receive black and white photocopies. No charge will apply if the applicant wishes to access documents via email.
Statutory time frames
Valid applications must be processed within 25 business days of receipt. A further 10 business days can be added if consultation with third parties is required.
The Commission may negotiate a further extension of time with the applicant if additional processing time is required. This extension of time does not affect an applicant’s right of review.
Please post the completed form to:
GPO Box 2454,
Brisbane QLD 4001
Amending your application
You can apply to have any of your personal information held by the Queensland Government amended if you believe it is:
If you wish to amend the information you must first complete the Information Privacy Personal Information Amendment Application Form and then submit it to Right to Information Services.
Making a privacy report
You can make a report if you believe there has been a breach of your personal information involving the QRIC.