Association of Information Access Commissioners (AIAC)


This network consists of Australian and New Zealand information access authorities who administer freedom of information legislation. Members meet twice a year to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and resources, foster cooperation and innovation in proactive disclosure, information access, related information policy and open government initiatives and promote best practice among the authorities.


Open by design principles - joint statement by members of the AIAC

On 24 September 2021 members of the AIAC issued a Statement of Principles to support proactive disclosure of government-held information.


Research on Information Access

Compendium of information access laws across Australian states and territories (Updated October 2023)

The NSW Information Commissioner has led the coordination of a Jurisdictional Compendium prepared by the Association of Information Access Commissioners. The Compendium was prepared to assist in the development of the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan, particularly the Plan's draft commitment to review information access laws and to be available as a resource for each jurisdiction. The Compendium identifies the similarities and differences of Australian legislative arrangements at a high level and does not purport to represent a detailed analysis of these arrangements.


Joint statements by members of the AIAC



Related information


AIAC members agency links



New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia


New Zealand