If the information you seek has not already been released, the Authority may be able to release it to you on request, subject to any reasonable conditions, without having to make a formal application. An informal request can be made by email or letter to the Right of Information Officer below.
As an informal application there is no application fee and any third party personal and / or Business information will be redacted from information provided. Additionally as an informal application you do not have the right to appeal the determination.
The Right of Information Officer will assess you request and determine if it can be processed as an informal application. When assessing the conditions under which your application can be processed consideration is given to:
Should your application be assessed as informal you will be required to agree to a standard set of conditions on the release of the information. This form is a web based form. The standard conditions are the information:
Unless directly relating to your insurance, litigation and/or research, the information provided will not be reproduced in part or whole by you without the express permission of the Authority and Unless directly relating to your insurance, litigation and/or research, the information provided may not be passed onto a third party without the express permission of the Authority.
Access to records requested under an informal application will be via one of, or a combination of, access provisions below:
Should the Right of Information Officer determine your application will need to be a formal application you will be advised to submit a formal application.
If the information you are seeking is not available on this website you have a right to formally apply for access to specific information under the Government Information (Open Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
You can make a formal application by downloading and completing the Authority's government information access form and sending it to the Right to Information Officer at the address at the bottom of this page.
The GIPA Act states that Agencies are only able to accept valid access applications – the information access form above includes all the requirements to make a valid application.
For your application to be a valid application, it must:
Formal applications are required to be lodged via the Authority's government information access form form accompanied by a $30 application. As a formal application:
If your application is deemed invalid we will let you know and assist you in submitting a valid application. All notifications will include a statement of the reason why the application is not a valid access application (including reference to the relevant provisions of this Act), and:
We will provide advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect us to do so, to assist you to provide such information as may be necessary to enable you to make a valid access application.
You are entitled to a refund of any application fee that accompanied an invalid access application (unless the application subsequently becomes valid).
The processing times for a valid application are set under the GIPA Act. Notification of decision within 20 working days (the decision period) after we receives your application unless an extension is applicable for one of the following reasons (to a maximum extension of 15 working days for any particular access application):
We will advise you of the date on which the extended decision period will end within 5 working days after the decision period is extended.
Additional information on Formal Access Applications, Fees and Charges and Review of Decisions is available on the Privacy and Information Commission NSW website.
Members of the public may request CCTV footage by making a Formal GIPA Access Application or by subpoena.
All Formal GIPA Access Applications received for CCTV footage will be assessed in accordance with the Authority’s CCTV Protocol and the GIPA Act (including Division 2 Public interest considerations).
Footage may not be provided under the GIPA Act in certain circumstances, including where release of:
All requests for footage made by law enforcement, national security, emergency services or any other government body whose core function is state and / or national security are to be made to our Operations Division via Manager, Precinct Coordinator or General Manager, Operations.
Contact for GIPA and Operations Division is 02 9714 7300.
Although an access application may be made for all other government information held by the Authority, the Authority will not release information if there is an overriding public interest against the disclosure of the information as defined in the Government Information (Open Access) Act 2009.
If you cannot find the information you are seeking you can contact:
Right to Information Officer
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
8 Australia Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Phone 02 9714 7300 or email us