Overview of section 86 RTI Act

Section summary

The Information Commissioner does not have jurisdiction to review a decision about the amount of a charge stated in a charges estimate notice.


Under the repealed FOI Act, an applicant could apply for external review of an agency or Minister's new preliminary assessment notice, subject to the completion of an internal review of the agency or Minister's preliminary assessment notice.1

Other relevant RTI/IP Act sections

Section 36 RTI Act

This section concerns the requirements and meaning of a 'charges estimates notice'.

Schedule 6 RTI Act

Schedule 6 contains an exhaustive list of the types of decisions considered 'reviewable decisions' under the RTI Act.

Section 56 RTI Act

'Processing charge' is defined in section 56 of the RTI Act.

Section 57 RTI Act

'Access charge' is defined in section 57 of the RTI Act.

  • 1 Schedule 4, section 4(1)(b)(ii) of the FOI Act. [up]

Last updated: March 16, 2012