Were you unsuccessful in your application for accreditation for the Commonwealth Games?

If you have applied to be part of the Commonwealth Games workforce and have been unsuccessful in your application, you may wish to apply under the Right to Information (RTI) and Information Privacy (IP) Acts to access documents in the possession of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) that are relevant to the decision making process.  Please be advised however, the QPS does not make the final decision in selecting suitable applicants for the Commonwealth Games workforce.  This final decision rests with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), following a recommendation by the QPS who have engaged with other State and Commonwealth partner agencies.

GOLDOC is the responsible authority for approving and issuing accreditation to persons requiring access into restricted areas within the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games Group (QPS) Accreditation will provide a recommendation of suitability to GOLDOC.  This recommendation is based on background checking of QPS criminal and intelligence holdings and with those of our partner agencies, including: Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, and the Attorney Generals Department.  Background checking processes consider safety, security, and reputational information, as well as both criminal and intelligence history before advice is provided to GOLDOC to inform their decision.  The details of the considerations by the QPS is not generally shared with GOLDOC.  The QPS recommendation is made in the environment of the role an applicant may undertake within the Commonwealth Games.

In reaching employment decisions, GOLDOC takes into consideration a number of factors including existing subscription levels for employment, and relevant information received from the external checking partners, including the QPS.

IMPORTANT: Please note that not all applicants are rejected due to suitability reasons. GOLDOC received in excess of 47,000 applications with a total of 15,000 positions offered to the general public. Therefore, your application for accreditation may have been unsuccessful simply due to the fact the workforce was oversubscribed.

For further information on the application process, please go to Apply for Information or visit the OIC website.

 What is the Right to Information?

Right to Information aims to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.  Further information about Whole of Government policy and the relevant legislation is available from www.rti.qld.gov.au.

For further information or enquiries, please contact our office on (07) 3364 4666 or email rti@police.qld.gov.au. Should you wish to make a right to information application, please go to Apply for Information.

Subpoenas and Civil Actions - court documents

The Subpoena Team is attached to Right to Information & Privacy. The Subpoena Team:
  • Is the authorised delegate to accept service of summonses and subpoenas and other formal notices to produce records on behalf of the Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
  • Ensures that legal process served on the Commissioner is complied with and records are produced to courts and tribunals within required timeframes;
  • Processes requests for information under statutory record release schemes other than Right to Information (RTI) legislation e.g. section 134A Evidence Act 1977;
  • Provides information to the public as well as legal practitioners who wish to obtain QPS documents for the purposes of court proceedings.
If you are a party to court proceedings, and require QPS documents please refer to the relevant court or process below:

Fees and payment: Currently the conduct money payable is $78.90 (as of 1/7/2017). Payment can be made by cheque or money order payable to the Queensland Police Service.

Should you require documents for court, please contact the Subpoena Team on Phone: (07) 3364 6093. Please note that the Subpoena Team require 10-14 business days to process an application.

How Do I access Information?

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Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the department. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by the Queensland Police Service. The information has been grouped into the following seven classes:

All information and documents accessible via our publication scheme are provided free of charge. We will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests for an alternate hardcopy format of the document.

The QPS Publication Scheme was last updated on 5 April 2018.

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Documents released under the Right to Information Act is are progressively published via our disclosure log. Our disclosure log provides details of information released in response to non-personal Right to Information requests made to the Queensland Police Service. It contains a description of the information released and, where possible, a link to that information The information has been categorised fortnightly.

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Apply for Information

If you are seeking access to your own personal information, you can apply under the Information Privacy Act 2009. If you are seeking access to non-personal information not available in our Publication Scheme, Disclosure Log or by Administrative Access Schemes you should apply under the Right to Information Act 2009. Information on how to make an application for information is provided in this link.

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Our administrative access schemes provide information available for purchase on application to either the Queensland Police Service or other agency holding the information. Please exhaust the following administrative access schemes prior to applying through Right to Information. Fees associated with the purchase of documents within administrative access schemes are provided on our QPS Schedule of Fees and Charges 1 July 2017.

 Do you require documents for Court?

If you are a party to court proceedings, and require QPS documents please refer to the relevant court or process below:


Contact Us: You may direct general enquiries regarding Right to Information and Information Privacy to either rti@police.qld.gov.au, by telephone (07) 3364 4666 (9am to 5pm) or facsimile +61 7 3364 4675. Note: For all overseas residents, please use our email address or facsimile.