Lodge a Request

Under the Right to Information Act 2009, any person has the right of access to most documents held by Council. Documents held by Council include paper files, microfiche, print outs, computer records, files, visual material and audio recordings. 

Applications must be made by completing the application form (PDF). For amendment of information please complete the Information Privacy Personal Information Amendment Application (PDF).

All applications must provide sufficient information to enable the identification of the documents requested as well as certified identification of the applicant, e.g. driver's license, birth certificate etc within 10 business days of lodging the application. Council will determine if the information or document requested is available under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009

Applications relating to 'personal information' do not require an application fee. 

You will be given notices outlining the following;

  • That you are required to pay an RTI fee that must be paid at the time of application, processing and access charges may also apply.
  • What the estimated charge may be
  • What the basis is for calculating the estimate
  • That you can consult with Council to amend the application in order to reduce the charge
  • That you must agree in writing to pay the application charge, withdraw or request a waiver of charges on the grounds of financial hardship. 

Council has 25 business days in which to provide applicants with a decision regarding access to information. There are some factors that can alter this limited as per Section 69 of the Act. 

To speak to the Right to Information Officer please contact Council on 4742 4100.

Before entering the application process, check whether the information required is accessible via other means (e.g. through Council's publication scheme). If so, an application under the RTI Act 2009 or IP Act 2009 should not be lodged.

Fees and Charges

New application fee $49.70
Processing charge $7.70 per 15 minutes
Photocopying charge $0.25 per page


Lodgement and Payment 

Applications can be submitted in the following forms

By post

Cloncurry Shire Council 
PO Box 3

In person 

Between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday 

38-46 Daintree Street

Payment can be made in the following forms.

  • Cheque - crossed, marked 'not negotiable' and payable to Cloncurry Shire Council.
  • EFTPOS and Credit Card payment
  • Cash (please do not send through the mail).