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​Fees and charges

The NSW Department of Justice (the Department) requires application fees and processing charges to be paid by other government agencies that make formal access applications under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) for information held by the Department.

NSW and Commonwealth Agencies

If other NSW or Commonwealth government agencies would like information to be disclosed without making a formal access application under the GIPA Act, they may be able to provide to the Department a statutory notice or instrument, or other lawful authority or requirement, for the information to be disclosed. The Department generally does not provide advice in that regard. Where relevant, and depending on the circumstances, such a notice or authority is generally sent to either the Proper Officer, subpoenas@justice.nsw.gov.au; the CSNSW Sentence Administration Branch, sentence.admin@dcs.nsw.gov.au; or the CSNSW Child Protection Unit, child.protection@dcs.nsw.gov.au.

The Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 does not apply to NSW government agencies, including the Department, and cannot authorise or require the Department to disclose information.

Inter-state Agencies

Statutory notices or instruments issued under legislation in other states and territories that authorise or require information to be disclosed in those other states and territories do not apply to NSW government agencies, including the Department.

Information disclosed in other circumstances

There may be other circumstances where the Department can lawfully disclose information to a Government agency. Advice in that regard can be sought from Information Access & Privacy, infoandprivacy@dcs.nsw.gov.au. The agency must clearly explain in writing the reasons for requesting the information to allow the Department to decide if the information can be disclosed.