Internal review application - online payment option

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

Please complete this form if you wish to apply for an internal review of a decision made under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) by the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE).

You must lodge this form within 20 working days after notice of the decision was given to you or within 20 working days of a deemed refusal. A deemed refusal is when DPE did not decide your application on time.

If you need help filling out this form, please contact the DPE GIPA team on (02) 9860 1440 or at

General information about accessing government information under the GIPA Act is available at our website.

1. Your details


2. Decision details

Please provide details and reasons for your review application and ensure you choose (below in point 3) which reviewable decision you want reviewed. Include any evidence to support your application, either by explanation or by uploading supporting documents

3. Reviewable decisions

Access applicants

You can ask for a review of any of the following decisions under section 80 of the GIPA Act (please select the relevant decision(s) for review):  

4. Third parties

If you are not the access applicant, but instead a third party consulted in respect of a GIPA application, you can ask for a review of a decision to provide access to information contrary to your objections (section 80(d) of the GIPA Act).

As a third party, you can also ask for a review of a decision to include information in a disclosure log despite your objections (section 80(m) of the GIPA Act).

5. Application fee

A $40.00 payment is required to cover the internal review application fee.

Important Information

Before you submit - please note if your payment is unsuccessful all information entered on this form will be lost. You will not be able to go back! You may want to print or save a copy before submitting.
Click Submit to proceed to the payment portal.

Privacy notice

The information provided on this application form is being obtained for the purpose of processing your GIPA application. Providing this information is required by law. It will be stored securely. If you do not provide all or any of this information it could prevent or delay the processing of your application.