International Access to Information Day

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International Access to Information Day recognises the importance of the community’s right to know and to access information from governments around the globe.

Help raise awareness about our right to access government-held information this September and join us at one of the upcoming events to mark #AccessToInfo day. We invite you to show your support for openness through e-governance by sharing our resources with your networks.


Start a conversation about the importance of access to information at your Australian Government agency with our downloadable assets. These include:

  1. A4 Posters
  2. PowerPoint template
  3. Email signature
  4. Web banner
  5. Social media tiles

Please use and adapt these resources to suit your needs. Please download our campaign toolkit for these assets and more. get in touch with us.

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Raise awareness about the right to access government-held information by supporting International Access to Information Day.

ICON Information Session


Wednesday 28 September 2022

9 am to 10 am AEST

The OAIC will host a livestreamed event for ICON members on the morning of Wednesday 28 September featuring Attorney General and Cabinet Secretary, the Honourable Mark Dreyfus KC MP, Australian Information Commissioner Angelene Falk, Freedom of Information Commissioner Leo Hardiman PSM KC, and Director-General of National Archives of Australia, Simon Froude.

Please note this event is for representatives of Australian Government agencies and ministers. An alert will be sent to ICON members with more information about the event soon. If you are not an ICON member and wish to join the network and attend the event, please email

OVIC event launch


Monday 26 September 2022

10 am to 11 am AEST

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) will hold a virtual event launch and discussion.

Hear OVIC's Public Access Deputy Commissioner, Joanne Kummrow, Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society and Ella McPherson from the Victorian Public Sector Commission talk about the importance of access to information, the role of the Victorian public sector in upholding the public’s right to access information, and the impacts of technology on Victoria’s information access system.

OVIC will also be holding a number of Lightning Talk sessions through the week.

More information is on their website.

Solomon Lecture

Virtual and in-person

Wednesday 28 September 2022

10.30 am to 12 pm AEST

The Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland’s 2022 Solomon Lecture will be delivered by Ian Hamm, Chair of the Historical Records Taskforce with the Healing Foundation.

Learn more on the OIC’s website.


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See how other Australian jurisdictions are marking International Access to Information Day:

The OAIC also works as part of the Open Government Partnership Australia including the co-creation of Australia’s third National Action Plan.

Learn about the International Day

You can discover more information about the international day from UNESCO.

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