About Right to Information (RTI)

What is Right to Information (RTI)?

Right to Information (RTI) is a way for the community to more easily access information about QUT.

We are committed to providing access to non-personal information that we hold or control unless, on balance, it would be against the public interest to give access to the information.

The Right to Information process is governed by the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act). We must comply with the RTI Act because we are a public authority established by an act of the Queensland Parliament.

What information does RTI cover?

RTI gives you the right to seek access to non-personal information of any age, including files, reports, emails, computer printouts, maps, plans, photographs, and audio and video recordings.

You also apply under RTI if you want to request access to personal information that QUT holds about someone else, unless you are authorised to act on that person’s behalf.

Is any information not available?

We may refuse to provide access to information:

  • to protect essential public interests
  • if it would be contrary to public interest to disclose the information
  • if dealing with the application would require a substantial and unreasonable workload.

If your request is refused, we’ll give you the specific reasons for the decision in writing and advise you of your right to appeal.

How do I access information about QUT?

Find published information: publication scheme

Our publication scheme helps you to find information we’ve published about the university and our services, finances, priorities, decisions, policies, and lists and registers.

Check information we’ve released under RTI

Our disclosure log lists non-personal information that has been requested and released through the RTI Process, and is considered to be of significant interest to the wider public. You can request copies of released documents.

Request information under RTI

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you may be able to submit a formal Right to Information request.