Access to Information Application - Formal (GIPA)

Use this form to lodge a formal application for information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. 

A formal application may be required for access to information that is either not available via proactive/informal release, is of a sensitive nature, or contains personal/confidential information.

Please note that pursuant to section 13 of the GIPA Act, the public interest test will be applied to determine if there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information sought. This application must be accompanied by an application fee of $30.

A search of Council’s website or Agency Information Guide (AIG) may provide the information you seek. If the information has already been proactively released via our website or AIG, there is no need to lodge an application.

Council makes certain documents available for purchase. See Council’s Fees and Charges for further information. Please be aware that if you seek a document that is available for purchase, it will not be available free of charge, pursuant to section 59(1)(c) of the GIPA Act. 

NOTE: When seeking access to their personal information, or when an applicant is acting with the authority of another person and seeks to access that person’s personal information, an applicant must provide proof of identity which includes a full name, address and a signature. This can be either an original or a certified copy, or can be provided using more than one document.

In Person

Step 1.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete our Access to Information – Formal Access Application (Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009)(PDF, 291KB). Please make sure to bring this with you.

Step 2.Visit our offices

Visit our Civic Centre between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays to finalise your request and pay the fee. 

Step 3.Pay the fee

A fee is payable with this application. Please pay at our Customer Service cashiers counter. We accept cash, credit card, EFT, or cheque.  Please note that a 1% surcharge will apply for credit card payments.


By Mail

Step 2.Send us your completed form

Either by email to:

Or by post to:

Wingecarribee Shire Council, 

PO Box 141, 

Moss Vale NSW 2577

Step 3.Pay the fee

A fee is payable with this application. Customer Service will contact you over the phone to obtain payment via credit card. A 1% surcharge will apply.