RTI application fees
All RTI applications are subject to an application fee. As at 1 July 2016, this fee is $37.75 but it is indexed annually in accordance with the provisions of the RTI Act. Upfront payment of the fee is required when you lodge your application.
The application fee may be reduced or waived in certain circumstances, including where:
- you are in financial hardship and on income support payments;
- you are a Member of Parliament and the application is in connection with your official duty; or
- you require the information for a purpose that is of general interest or benefit.
If you make an application for a reduction or waiver of the fee for any of these reasons, it is a requirement that you provide supporting evidence.