Apply for external review of an access or amendment decision
A PDF version of this form is also available.
Application for external review (PDF, 228.39 KB)
The external review process
For information on the external review process please see the information sheet What to expect at external review
To complete this form you will need to know the name of the agency or minister which you requested information from.
You may also wish to provide:
- the date of the application
- the date of the decision
- the name of the decision maker
- details of the internal review
- any supporting documents such as a copy of the decision notice
- your reasons for seeking internal review.
This information will allow OIC to quickly assess whether your external review application is within the Information Commissioner's jurisdiction. If you do not have this information, OIC will obtain this information from the agency after receiving your external review application.
There will be further opportunities to provide supporting documents to the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) if your application is accepted for external review. The Information Commissioner has the power to conduct external reviews of decisions made under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act), and Chapter 3 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act). You are providing the information on this form to the OIC so that the Information Commissioner can conduct the external review you are requesting. Your personal information will only be used for this purpose, however you should be aware that the external review process may require the OIC to disclose your information to other participants in the external review or to concerned third parties. This will generally not include any information which is claimed to be exempt from release or contrary to the public interest as set out in Sections 48 and 49 of the RTI Act. Additionally, the RTI Act and the IP Act require the Information Commissioner to publish external review decisions and reasons for those decisions. Publishing will include posting the decision on the OIC’s website. Published decisions usually include applicants’ names and detail about the subject matter of the external review.