LGNSW Learning and Development


Learning and Development  

Phone: 02 9242 4000
[email protected]

This course is available via:


In-house face to face
Delivered at your council


Member calendar training
Either face-to-face or interactive online for individual participants

Hands browsing through the files in an open filing cabinet drawer.
Course Dates
There are no records.

Government Information (Public Access) - Introduction

Price: $462 incl GST
Duration: 9am-12.30pm

The objective of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 is to make certain sorts of government information freely available to the public without the need for an access application.

This introductory course is designed for staff and stakeholders who need to be aware of GIPA and its implications, but don’t need to understand the Act in intimate detail.

It will benefit senior managers, line/department managers, front line customer service staff, procurement and contract management personnel and other staff who may be called upon to provide agency information to the public.

Who should attend?
GIPA/FoI/Privacy officers, public affairs officers, governance managers and senior staff.

As an example of what will be covered in the workshop, the following topics will be addressed:

  • Background to GIPA
  • Key provisions
  • Open access information
  • Proactive release
  • Informal release
  • Formal access applications
  • Ancillary provisions
  • Implications for agency staff

Course Benefits
Ensure staff have the necessary knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities under GIPA. Reduce the chances of non-compliance and any resulting consequences.

The facilitator will use group discussions, council case studies and local government-oriented examples, to help you transfer your learning to the workplace.