Review of Decisions
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Mar 2017

If you are not satisfied with any decision relating to a Right to Information or Information Privacy application, you can ask for a review. Refer to the options below.

Option 1 – request an internal review

You can apply to council for an internal review. This will be a review of the original decision. You must apply within 20 business days after the date of the written decision notice.

A person who is senior to the original decision-maker will review your application. They will inform you of the review decision no later than 20 business days after the internal review application is made.

Reasons will be given if access or amendment is still refused.

To apply for an internal review, email rti@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or write to:

Right to Information
Corporate Governance Branch
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Locked Bag 72
SCMC Qld 4560

Option 2 – request an external review

You may wish to request an external review of either:

  • council's original decision or
  • council's internal review decision.

You will have to apply directly to the Office of the Information Commissioner for an external review of a council decision. You must apply within 20 business days after the date of the written decision notice.

The Information Commissioner may change or confirm the decision made on your application or try to mediate a settlement between the parties.

More information

For more information please email rti@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or contact council's customer service centres.