OIC provides information and assistance to support Queensland public sector agencies to comply with the law, reviews agency decisions regarding access and amendment applications, deals with privacy complaints and makes decisions on whether an agency’s privacy obligations can be waived or modified in the public interest. Also, OIC promotes the principles and practices of Right to Information and Information Privacy throughout the community. The right to information legislation is about improving access to public sector information so that the community is better informed.

The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) aims to lead the improvement of public sector right to information and privacy administration in Queensland by promoting an understanding of, and compliance with right to information and privacy principles.

For a quick overview of OIC and its functions, a range of fact sheets are available.

Media contact

The OIC media team liaises with members of the media and not the general public.

Members of the media can contact the OIC media team by email at or by phoning 07 3234 7373.

If you are not a representative of the media, please contact the OIC administration on 07 3234 7373 or 1800 642 753 to progress your enquiry.

Please note: The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) cannot comment on an external review application being considered by OIC or where the parties to the review may still seek review of the OIC decision. Reasons for external review decisions are published on the OIC website. OIC cannot disclose information relating to a review, including information claimed to be exempt or otherwise able to be withheld from disclosure.

Similarly, OIC will not discuss specific privacy complaints with people who are not a party to the complaint.

Information about how the RTI Act and the IP Act apply to various types of entities and documents can be found in guidelines or information sheets on this website.