​​​A​ccess to In​for​​mation​

​Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPAA) creates rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government.  There are four ways for government information to be made available to the public under GIPAA:

Mandatory disclosure of open access information (​section 6 of GIPAA)

The LPAB publishes the following open access information on this website:

  • policy documents
  • tabled documents.

The Department of Justice publishes the following open access information on behalf of the LPAB:

  • agency information guide
  • disclosure log of access applications
  • register of government contracts
  • record of open access information not made publicly available on the basis of an overriding public interest against disclosure.

Proactive release (section 7 of GIPAA)

The LPAB proactively releases the following information on this website:

  • exam results by student (ie subjects Passed with Distinction, Passed with Merit or Passed, but excluding Failed) for the most recent semester
  • enrolment and exam statistics for each subject for the past 15 years tabled documents
  • statistics about application attributes and outcomes for admission as a lawyer, students-at-law and public notaries.

The LPAB also publishes the following information on this website, in accordance with the requirements of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW):

  • Register of Delegations, as required by section 413
  • notice of applicants seeking admission as a lawyer, as required by section 19(6).

Informal release (section 8 of GIPAA)

A request for informal release of information held by the LPAB may be made by writing to the Executive Officer.  Email and postal addresses for the LPAB are at Contact Us.

Formal access application (section 9 of GIPAA)

The Department of Justice receives, manages and determines formal applications for access to information that is held by the LPAB.  This arrangement is in accordance with clause 12 of the Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2009.  

To make a formal access information, please contact the Information Access and Privacy Unit of the Department of Justice by email to infoandprivacy@dcj.nsw.gov.au.  Further detail is on the Department's website under Access to information.

You can also find out more about your right to information and ways to access NSW Government information on the website of the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC).


Subpoena, summons, statutory notice or order: requests for production

Requests for the production of operational documents from the LPAB are coordinated by the Office of the General Counsel in the Department of Justice.  Further detail is on the the Department's web page in respect of Subpoenas and other formal requests for production.