Accessing DFS Information
To promote open, accountable, fair and effective government in NSW, members of the public have a right to access government information. This right is restricted only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosing the particular information.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) on 1 July 2010. It established a comprehensive system for public access to government information.
The Department publishes a large volume of material on this website.
Our disclosure log is a record of information that the Department has released, often in response to a specific request from an individual or organisation, that the Department thinks could also be of interest to other members of the public.
Policy documents are those that guide our decisions, actions and procedures in fulfilling our public functions.
All contracts the Department enters into with the private sector valued over $150,000 are required to be recorded in the register of government contracts, which is published on the Government tender's website.
Proactive release is the release of information by an agency, in an appropriate manner and free of charge (or at lowest reasonable cost).
From time to time other documents are tabled in the Parliament concerning the Department.
The NSW Department of Finance & Services (DFS) Publication Guide tells you in general terms:
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 NSW requires all agencies to make available, free of charge on their websites, their “open access information”.
A list of DFS's major assets, other than land holdings that highlight major acquisitions made during the previous financial year.
This register lists the total number and total value of properties disposed of by DFS during the previous financial year.
DFS related Guarantee of Service documents are made publicly available here.
The Code of Conduct is designed to provide a practical framework of acceptable behaviour.
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