Access to information
A variety of information is available to in accordance with freedom of information and privacy laws. A summary is provided on this page.
Information on how to make a "Freedom of information" application under the Government Information (Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act) is available by visiting Access to Government Information.
You can find out more about how we manage our privacy responsibilities and how to access your own personal information by visiting Privacy and access to personal information.
Subpoenas and Preliminary Discovery
Information on serving a subpoena or preliminary discover order on Transport for NSW.
Privacy and access to personal information
You can find out about Transport for NSW responsibilities in relation to the collection, storage and use of personal information. You can also find out how to access your personal information. See Privacy and access to personal information.
Access to government information (GIPA Act)
Find out more about the Information Guide and how to make an access application under the GIPA Act - see Access to government information.
Corporate Property files
Transport for NSW provides access to Corporate Property files to allow persons to search for historical records, including leasing and development records relating to wetland properties within Sydney Harbour and other Maritime wetlands.
The disclosure log contains information that Transport for NSW has released under the GIPA Act that is considered to be of interest to other members of the public.
Roads data and Maritime data
If you are after information relating to licensing, registration and accreditation data about vehicles, road users and scheme participants, you can view our statistics.
Transport for NSW is required to disclose certain contracts as prescribed by the GIPA Act. See Contracts awarded.
In accordance with the requirements of the GIPA Act, Transport for NSW is required to make a number of its policy documents available to the public. More information about policy documents.
If you are after statistics (eg/ licence or vehicle statistics, registry waiting times and other related matters) performance information for Transport for NSW or even the location of speed cameras in NSW, see Proactive release.
Driver Licence Check (DLC)
Transport for NSW provides an online Driver Licence Check (DLC) service to authorised organisations.
Lawyers - (information for accident claims)
Lawyers may be able to apply for CTP Insurer, vehicle and driver information in connection with vehicle or vessel accident claims as stated in our Privacy Statement. Refer to our motor vehicle & Vessel accidents page for more information.
Bankruptcy Trustees and Company Liquidator/Receivers/Administrators
Company Liquidators, Receivers and Administrators may be able to obtain information to assist with their responsibilities under the Corporations Act 2001 for the administration of companies under external administration using the application forms listed below. Similarly, Bankruptcy Trustees may apply for information to assist with their responsibilities under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 using the relevant forms below.
- Form 5632 - Vehicle Ownership/Sale Search for Liquidators, Administrators and Receivers
- Form 5633 - Vehicle Buyer Search for Liquidators, Administrators and Receivers
- Form 5635 - Vessel Ownership/Sale Search for Liquidators, Administrators and Receivers
- Form 5636 - Vessel Buyer Search for Liquidators, Administrators and Receivers
- Form 5656 - Bankruptcy Vehicle Ownership Search
- Form 5657 - Bankruptcy Vehicle Buyer Search
- Form 5658 - Bankruptcy Vessel Ownership Search
- Form 5659 - Bankruptcy Vessel Buyer Search
Deceased Estates (information for executors)
Transport for NSW may release information about vehicle and vessel ownership of deceased customers to the Executor named in a Will or the Administrator of the Estate using the following forms:
- Form 5672 - Vehicle Ownership Search – Deceased Estate
- Form 5673 - Vessel Ownership Search – Deceased Estate
Police and Government Agencies for Law Enforcement
Transport for NSW may release information to Police and other government agencies for law enforcement purposes under sections 23(5) and 24(4) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Applicants must be government agencies and must use the Forms listed below.
Government agencies seeking to serve a Statutory Demand Notice compelling the release of information are requested to first contact us at email@example.com to agree the scope of the Notice before it is issued.
- Form 5279 – Driver, vehicle and vessel owner information
- Form 5376 – Vehicle owner information for parking offences
- Form 5467 - Camera Images and Vehicle Sighting Location Information
- Form 5631 - Toll Camera Images and e-Tag account information
- Form 5354 – NSW Police Request for Photo for Administration of Security Industry Act 1997
View or download forms related to accessing information.