Under the Information Act (2002) anyone can apply to access information from Council subject to a number of exemptions to protect public and private interests.
About the Information Act (NT) 2002
The Information Act (NT) 2002 (the Act) gives people the right to access information from council, subject to a number of exemptions to protect public and private interests.
The Aim of the Act
The Act has three main aims, which fall into the following categories:
Council is required to make available to you documents about its functions and operations. This includes information about its structure, decision-making processes, public participation through boards, councils or committees, and policy documents. You can download some of these documents from this website.
The Act also gives you the right to apply for documents, including those about you, held by Council. You can examine and have copies of these documents. You also have rights of appeal if Council does not give you access to documents you want to see.
You can apply for information about your personal affairs to be changed if you believe it is inaccurate, incomplete, out-of-date or misleading.
How do I make an FOI request?
The Act requires that your application be made in writing, please make use of the forms below
- Application for City of Darwin Information
- Application for a review of a decision
- Application to correct personal information
- Application to waive or reduce fees
Submit your application to:
or send to
City of Darwin
GPO Box 84
Darwin NT 0801
- Can I see all documents?
Some documents are exempt under the Act to protect essential public interests or the personal or business affairs of others. Sometimes part of a document may not be available if it contains information which is exempt (eg name and address of complainant/s).
If you are refused access to a document or given partial access only, Council will provide you with written reasons for the decision. Council will also advise you your rights of appeal.
- How much will it cost?
There is an application fee of $30.00 for requests for access to non-personal affairs documents and other charges for processing.