Right to Information (GIPA)

Your right to information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) creates rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government, and encourages government agencies to proactively release government information.

On this page, you can find out how to access information held by the ACI.

You can find out about your right to information and ways to access NSW government information on the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) website at www.ipc.nsw.gov.au.

Agency Information Guide

The Agency Information Guide describes the basic structure and functions of the ACI, the various kinds of information it holds, and how members of the public can access this information.

About the ACI

The ACI is a board-governed statutory health corporation that reports to the NSW Minister for Health and Secretary of NSW Health.

Established by the NSW Government in direct response to the Garling Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals, the ACI has built on the work of the Greater Metropolitan Clinical Taskforce (GMCT), and works closely with health consumers, clinicians and managers across NSW.

The Agency for Clinical Innovation is the lead agency for innovation in clinical care. We bring consumers, clinicians and healthcare managers together to support the design, assessment and implementation of clinical innovations across the NSW public health system to change the way that care is delivered. The ACI’s clinical networks, institutes and taskforces are chaired by senior clinicians and consumers who have a keen interest and track record in innovative clinical care.

We also work closely with the Ministry of Health and the four other pillars of NSW Health to pilot, scale and spread solutions to healthcare system-wide challenges. We seek to improve the care and outcomes for patients by re-designing and transforming the NSW public health system.

Our innovations are:

  • person-centred
  • clinically-led
  • evidence-based
  • value-driven.

The ACI Board was formally announced on 15 March 2010. The inaugural Chair of the ACI was Professor Carol Pollock. Associate Professor Brian McCaughan AM was announced as the Chair of the ACI Board on 23 December 2010.

Information held by the ACI

Our agency publishes a range of information under the GIPA Act. Follow the links below and within our website to find out more about our policies, ACI's publication guide, a disclosure log of information applications, and our register of government contracts.

Policy documents

The ACI is subject to, and adopts, the policy directives issued by NSW Health.

Specific guidance developed by the ACI and its clinical networks is also available on our website. If you cannot find the relevant information you are looking for, please contact the relevant clinical network.

Documents tabled in Parliament

The ACI has not yet tabled any reports in Parliament. The ACI will publish future reports to parliament on this website.

Register of contracts

The ACI publishes a register of contracts which provides information about any contract to the value of more than $150,000 with a private sector body. The information provided includes details on the name of the contractor and any related company involved in the contract, the start date and duration of the contract, the good and services to be provided under the contract, the amount payable to the contractor, any renegotiation provisions, tender methods if applicable, and any payment provisions for operational or maintenance services under the contract.

Disclosure log

Reference number Date the application was decided Description of the information and the type of release (full or partial) Whether the information is available to access now How it can be accessed


9 March 2020

Personal information requested.

Partial access granted.




31 July 2020

Personal information requested.

Partial access granted.



Government Information (Public Access) Report

How to access ACI information

To access information from the ACI , first search our website to see if this information is already available. If it is not, please contact the ACI's Right to Information Officer on +61 2 9464 4666 or at ACI-GIPA@health.nsw.gov.au and ask for this information.

We will then decide whether the information you want:

  • is open access information that is readily available. If it is, we will tell you where and how you can get this information
  • will be made available as part of a proactive release of information
  • can be disclosed to you through informal release, for example, where no third-party personal information is involved
  • requires a formal access application, for example, because consultation with a third party is required.

Proactive release

You can ask the ACI what information it will make available to the public, in addition to the information contained on its website. Under the GIPA Act, the ACI is encouraged to release as much information as possible, in an appropriate way and free of charge (or at the lowest reasonable cost). The Right to Information Officer can be contacted on +61 2 9464 4666 or at ACI-GIPA@health.nsw.gov.au.

Informal request

You can request specific information from the ACI . The ACI will release information without the need for a formal application, unless there are good reasons to require one. Your first point of contact should be the Right to Information Officer, on +61 2 9464 4666 or at ACI-GIPA@health.nsw.gov.au.

Formal application for access

This is the last resort, if you haven't been able to get the information you need in any other way. You can formally request specific information from the ACI. In limited circumstances, access to information will require a Formal Access Application. Your first point of contact should be the Right to Information Officer, on +61 2 9464 4666 or at ACI-GIPA@health.nsw.gov.au.

The Access Application Form should be completed to apply for formal access to ACI information under the GIPA Act.

Contact for more information

For more information, please contact the ACI's Right to Information Officer:

1 Reserve Road
St Leonards NSW 2065

Locked Bag 2030
St Leonards NSW 1590

Phone: +61 2 9464 4666

E-mail: ACI-GIPA@health.nsw.gov.au

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