If you disagree with a decision made about an information access application you have made, you may be able to apply for an internal review of that decision.

Apply Online

You can apply for an Internal Review online through the NSW Police Force Community Portal.

Apply By Post Or Hand

You can apply for an Internal Review by post by following the instructions below.

  • Complete the Internal Review Application Form (PDF);
  • Ensure your application is accompanied by a fee of $40.00 (cheque or money order, enclosed and payable to the NSW Police Force), unless an application fee is not required (see further information about fees below);
  • Send your application to the NSW Police Force by post to:
    NSW Police Force, InfoLink Unit, Locked Bag 5102, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124, or
    Lodge your application by hand at Police Headquarters, 1 Charles Street Parramatta NSW.
  • Ensure your application is made within the allowed statutory time frame (see further information about time frames below);

What is the time frame for seeking an internal review?

You have 20 working days from the date the decision is given to you to ask for an internal review, unless you are asking for an internal review of a decision to refuse to deal with an access application because the agency did not decide the access application within time (a deemed refusal), in which case the 20 working days start from the date the decision was deemed to have been made (the day it became overdue).

What is the cost for an internal review?

You will need to pay a $40 fee for an internal review unless:

  • you are asking for an internal review of a decision to refuse to deal with an access application because the agency did not decide the access application within time (a deemed refusal), in which case no fee is payable;
  • or the internal review was recommended by the Information Commissioner.

Apply By Email

If your original information access application that you wish to have reviewed was lodged before 30th July 2020 you can apply for an internal review by email.

Email will no longer be an approved facility to apply for an Internal Review of an information access application that was made on or from 30 July 2020. Any Internal Review applications received by email that relate to an access application made on or from 30 July 2020 will not be accepted.

You can apply for an Internal Review by email by following the instructions below.