There are four ways to access information held by the Medical Council of New South Wales (Council).
1. Mandatory release
Much of the information held by the Council is already publicly available. The following are current resources you may wish to review:
2. Proactive release
You can ask the Council what information it will make available to the public, in addition to the information contained on its website. Under the GIPA Act, the Council is encouraged to release as much information as possible, in an appropriate way and free of charge (or at the lowest reasonable cost). Contact us.
3. Informal request
You can request specific information from the Council. The Council will release information without the need for a formal application, unless there are good reasons to require one. A duty legal officer is available to assist you in making a request for information. Contact us.
4. Formal application
If you have not been able to get the information you need in any other way, you can formally request specific information from the Council. In some circumstances access to information will require a formal access application. A copy of the application form to request information held by the Council is available on this website.
Detailed information about the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 is available on the website of the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) www.ipc.nsw.gov.au. Tips to help you access information from NSW government agencies is available here.