Publication scheme

Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC). It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by government.

Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:

About us (Who we are and what we do)

Information regarding the agency, including, our location, contact details, and governance.

Our services (The services we offer)

A description of the services offered by OIC, including, advice, guidance, booklets, leaflets, transactions, and media releases.

Our finances (What we spend and how we spend it)

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, as well as the tendering, procurement and contract process.

Our priorities (What our priorities are and how we are doing)

Information relating to our strategy and performance requirements, including, plans, assessments, inspections, and reviews.

Our decisions (How we make decisions)

Our decision making processes, the internal criteria we use for judgement, and procedure we administer, as well as those we consult with for advice.

Our policies (Our policies and procedures)

The current written policies and protocols we administer for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Our lists (Lists and registers)

The information that we hold in registers required by law, as well as, other lists and registers relating to the functions of OIC.

Terms of accessAll information in our publication scheme is available free of charge. 
Where possible, information is directly linked and available for you to download.  If you are having difficulties in accessing any of these documents, please contact us on so that we can assist you by providing the information in an alternative format.

ComplaintsYou have the right to complain if information identified in our publication scheme is not available.

We value your comments and any feedback you provide will be used to make improvements to our Publication Scheme.  You can contact us at any time to provide feedback.

Any complaints are managed in accordance with our Complaints Management Policy and Procedure.