Right to Information

The Queensland Museum is making it easier for you to access information about the museum. This includes information about our policies, codes of conduct, financial records, correspondence, registers, and documents relating to some government decisions.

What is Right to Information?

The Right to Information is the Queensland's Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information held by the government. The Right to Information reforms aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.

The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect from 1 July 2009, namely:

  • The Right to Information Act 2009
  • The Information Privacy Act 2009

Both of these acts are available from the Queensland Legislation website.

More information about Right to Information is available on the Queensland Government website.

How do I get access to information?

We're making it easier to access information about the museum, our services, finances, policies, registers and lists, as well as information released through Right to Information (RTI) requests.

There are several options available to access this information. You can:

Check our website

Check to see if the information you're looking for is already available from:

  • our publication scheme - information about the department, our services, finances, priorities, decisions, policies, lists and registers
  • our disclosure log (Released Information) - non-personal information released through the RTI legal process
  • other areas of our website
  • areas of the Queensland Museum that might have what you are looking for.

Contact us

Contact us on + 61 (0)7 3840 7555 or email info@qm.qld.gov.au if the information is not readily available. We'll help determine if the information is accessible through an administrative release process, or we'll advise if you need to make an RTI request to access it.

Submit a Right to Information request

If you need to make a formal RTI request, you can complete an online RTI application.

Publication Scheme

Our publication scheme describes and categorises the information routinely available from the museum. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by government.

Information in the publication scheme is grouped and accessible through seven classes:

Some documents are available as PDF files and may not be readable by accessibility devices, such as screen readers. If you're having difficulty accessing any of these documents, contact us on + 61 (0)7 3840 7555 or email info@qm.qld.gov.au and we will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests to provide the information in an alternative format.

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