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Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA)

GIPA is the instrument that provides for the release of certain information held by government departments and agencies to the public. Port Authority of New South Wales already provides a broad range of information that may be of interest to members of the public on this website which can be easily located by conducting a search of this site.

What is GIPA?

From 1 July 2010, GIPA replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW). GIPA provides mechanisms for members of the public to access information held by government departments including:

Mandatory Release

GIPA requires that Port Authority of New South Wales release the following information on its website:

  • information about Port Authority of New South Wales contained in any document tabled in Parliament, other than any document tabled by order of either House of Parliament
  • policy documents that affect or are likely to affect the rights or obligations of the public
  • disclosure log of access applications
  • a record of the mandatory release information (if any) that Port Authority of New South Wales does not make publicly available on the basis of an overriding public interest against disclosure
  • register of contracts with third parties that are subject to the provisions of this Act
  • publication guide

All of Port Authority of New South Wales’ Mandatory Release information will be published in the appropriate section of this website. If you are unable to locate any of the information listed above, please contact us at

Informal Request

Any person may make a request for information through the Port Authority of New South Wales' general enquiries email address

Port Authority of New South Wales will assess the request and a decision will be made whether to provide the requested information.

If information is not provided in response to an Informal Request, applicants have the right to make a formal Access Application.

Access Application

You can also make an Access Application for information held by Port Authority of New South Wales. An Access Application is a formal application under GIPA for information held by a government agency that can be made by any member of the public. There is a $30 application fee that must be paid when an Access Application is lodged with an agency.

Find out how to lodge an Access Application here.

Where can I access further information about the GIPA Act?

For further details on any matter related to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA), please contact Port Authority of New South Wales by email at or write to:

Company Secretary
PO Box 25
Millers Point NSW 2000
You may also wish to contact the Officer of the Information Commissioner:
Telephone: 1800 463 626
Postal Address: GPO Box 7011, Sydney NSW 2000