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Juvenile Justice publishes a large volume of material on this website. We try to release as much government information as possible, either through our website or in another appropriate way, and free of charge or at the lowest reasonable cost.

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, certain information is required by law to be available on our website, free of charge. This is called "open access information" and includes our:

You should check the open access information at the links above to see if the information you are looking for is already available.

In addition to the "open access information" which we are required by law to make available, we also proactively release a large volume of other information. Our publication guide will give you some guidance about the other kinds of information we hold and release publicly.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website, you can ask us whether the information has already been released by Juvenile Justice proactively in some other form (eg., in printed form).

You can contact us to ask if the information you are after has been released by Juvenile Justice either on this website or in another form. Some publications may only be available on the payment of a fee, but we will let you know if that is the case.


Make an informal request

If the information you are after has not already been published by Juvenile Justice, but is information which raises no particular concerns in terms of possible public interest reasons why it should be kept confidential, then we may be able to release it to you on request without the formalities of having to make a formal application.

Generally, we try to release information we hold without the need for you to make a formal access application, unless there are good reasons to require one.

Informal requests by current or previous clients of Juvenile Justice using the informal request form must be accompanied by suitable identification, preferably photographic.

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act, Government agencies are not required to release information without an access application. Juvenile Justice reserves the right to require you to lodge an access application, particularly if there may be significant public interest considerations that need to be taken into account in deciding whether the information can be released or if you request a large volume of information or if it would otherwise take Juvenile Justice a significant amount of time to consider your request.


Make a formal access application

Visit the Department of Justice website to find out how to make a formal request for information.