The External Information Access Unit has been established to provide a single point of contact for external parties to request information from the NSW Police Force (NSWPF), respond to requests for information in accordance with legislation and manage objections to the release of information when applicable.

In 2016 the EIAU processed in excess of 60,000 requests per year for NSWPF information under the following: Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), Subpoenas, Chapter 16A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, Working with Children and the Victims Support Scheme.

Information Requests

The EIAU has key areas of responsibility: