Right to information

The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) were introduced in 2009 to replace the Freedom of Information Act 1992

The Right to Information (RTI) laws form part of the Queensland Government's initiative to provide the public greater access to information as well as encouraging transparency in government agencies.

Under the RTI framework, more information is being made available to the community, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information. Appropriate protections are still being enforced for an individuals' privacy.

Accessing QLS information

There are two ways to access information held by Queensland Law Society, namely, through administrative and other means or alternatively, by lodging an application under the RTI Act or IP Act.

Check to see if the information you are searching for is already available

Before entering the RTI application process, check whether the information is accessible through other means such as:

If the information is available, an application under the Right to Information Act 2009 or Information Privacy Act 2009 should not be lodged.

If you cannot locate the information, please contact us to find out whether the information you need can be released administratively.

Lodging an application

If you need to make an RTI application, please complete an application formSubmit it by email, post or in person using the details below and an RTI Officer will contact you regarding payment of the application fee of $55.75 to validate your application:

  • email RTI@qls.com.au
  • post  The RTI Officer, Queensland Law Society, GPO Box 1785, Brisbane QLD 4001
  • in person Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

The information and documents contained in the Publication Scheme and Disclosure Log are downloadable free of charge. Processing charges apply to formal RTI applications. The processing charge is $8.65 per 15 minutes. Photocopying charge is 25c per page.

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2023 our fees and charges were increased by 3.4% in line with Government’s indexation policy. You can contact us to find out details about specific fees, charges or prices.

Disclosure log

The Society’s disclosure log contains a record of documents released in response to applications made under the Right to Information Act 2009.

Access the log

Publication scheme

The Society’s publication scheme contains information that is grouped into classes to facilitate access to our routinely published information. 

Find out more

Making a complaint

If you have a complaint relating to the access of information from the QLS, please email us to lodge your complaint. 

Please include your full name, contact details and information relating to the nature of your complaint.

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