Informal Request

The informal release provisions under section 8 of the GIPA Act provides Council with the authority to release information without the need for a formal access application.

Information can be informally requested from Council by completing the Informal Application Form available for downloading below and returning it to Council either by emailing it to or mailing to Dungog Shire Council PO Box 95 DUNGOG NSW 2420.

Please note the GIPA Act provides no statutory timeframe by which informal requests must be decided within. Council is not required to disclose government information pursuant to an informal request and is also not required to consider an informal request for government information (s8(3)). Council can decide however by what means information is to be released in response to an informal request (s8(4)).

Download: Informal Application Form (PDF - 46.3KB)