Right to information

The Gallery regularly receives representations from the public concerning our operations. We endeavour to make the collection and associated information as accessible as possible to the general public and we welcome public interest and participation in Gallery activities.

Documents held by the Gallery include:

  • Accident and Incident Reporting
  • Annual Travel Pass Scheme
  • Employee Handbook
  • Financial and Administrative Delegations Manual
  • Motor Vehicle Gallery Salary Packaging Policy
  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee Charter
  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee Policy
  • Salary Sacrifice and Salary Advance
  • Selection Committee Guidelines
  • Annual reports

The Gallery also publishes a range of catalogues and art books, sold through the Gallery Shop. A large selection is available at the Gallery and a smaller selection online. Publication prices are regularly reviewed by Gallery Shop staff.

New legislation

On 1 July 2010 new right to information legislation came into effect, replacing the former freedom of information law.

The new law:

  1. creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government
  2. encourages government agencies to proactively release government information

You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) website.

Accessing the Gallery’s information

Art Gallery of NSW publishes a range of information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Follow the links to find out more about our policies, our agency’s publication guide, a disclosure log of information applications, details of information not disclosed to the public and our register of government contracts.

About open access information

You have the right to access certain government information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Find out more about the GIPA Act and the ways you can access government information.

How to make a formal application for information

Before lodging a formal application form to access information about Art Gallery NSW, you can search our website to see if the information is already available.

If you wish to lodge a formal application, download an application form (PDF).

Application fee

The formal application fee is $30 and must be paid when lodging an application form. The fee covers the first hour of processing.

We may request an additional processing charge if an application for information involves extensive research or processing time. Any additional charges are based on an estimated time necessary to deal efficiently with the application. An additional processing charge is calculated at $30 per hour.

The Government Information (Public Access) Act provides the right of applicants seeking their own personal information to receive up to 20 hours processing without additional charge.

Register of contracts

All contracts the Gallery enters into with the private sector valued over $150,000 are published on the NSW eTendering website.

The details of each contract is entered into the register within 45 working days of the contract coming into effect, and remain on the register for 20 working days or until the contract is complete, whichever is longer.

The NSW eTendering website also provides details of current tender opportunities.