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Information Access & Privacy Unit

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Accessing information held by Corrective Services NSW, the State Parole Authority (SPA) and the Serious Offenders Review Council (SORC)

To access information from the above areas, you may:

Search this website and the SPA website

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) publishes a large volume of material on its website including information about SORC and Open Access Information.

Read about various options         

The menu on the left hand side of this page provides advice on accessing information. The document Public Access to Records, Documents, Personal Information and Health Information provides advice on a number of options.

Make a formal access application

If you want to make a formal access application under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), you can use an application form​. The form includes information on application and processing costs and where to send an application. If you prefer, you can just send a letter advising that you wish to apply for information under the GIPA Act. Formal access applications must:

  • be in writing and sent to the Information Access & Privacy Unit
  • clearly state that you are making a request under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
  • enclose the relevant application fee
  • nominate a return postal address for correspondence
  • include as much specific information as necessary to enable us to ​identify the information you are looking for.


The Information Access & Privacy Unit manages NSW information access and privacy legislation for the Department of Justice, which includes ​Corrective Services NSW. That legislation being:

  • Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 
  • Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998
  • Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002
  • Workplace Surveillance Act 2005
  • Part 5 of the Privacy Code of Practice (General) 2003.