The information you seek may be available through one of the followings schemes.

The Evidence Act 1977 (QLD)

Queensland Police Service - Requirements

If you are involved in civil proceedings you may request documents from the QPS under section 134A of the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld). The documents must be relevant to an issue in the proceedings and you will be required to pay a fee to inspect/obtain copies of the documents.

There is no prescribed time period for the QPS to comply with the action. The QPS endeavours to comply with requests within 21 days.

Evidence Act requests requirements:

  • There is no formal application form for this request, however the application should take the form of a letter addressed to ‘The Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service’ stating your specific request and detailing the relevance of your request in relation to the Court proceedings (pursuant to s.134A of The Evidence Act 1977).
  • Included in your letter should be a copy of the filed Claim, Statement of Claim, Defence and Notice of Intention to Defend so that relevance to an allegation in the proceedings can be established.
  • Your request should be directed to:

    Right to Information and Privacy (Subpoena Team)
    200 Roma Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000

    GPO Box 1440
    Brisbane QLD 4001

    Personal service is not required.
  • Fees are based on the inspection and/or copying of documents (see fees section).

Useful references – The Evidence Act 1977.

Notice of Non-Party Disclosure

Queensland Police Service - Requirements

If you are a party to civil proceedings and you wish to obtain documents held by the QPS that are relevant to an issue in the proceedings and which, could be ordered to be produced at a trial, a Notice of Non-Party Disclosure (NNPD) may be served on the Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service under s.242(2) of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999.

Please note that unless time constraints are an issue, you should make an application for records under s.134A of The Evidence Act 1977, instead of by a Notice of Non-Party.

Further, please also note that fees chargeable for records sought under a Notice of Non-Party Disclosure are substantially higher than records released under s.134A of The Evidence Act 1977.

Notice of Non-Party Disclosure requests requirements:

  • Must be addressed to ‘The Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service’.
  • Requires personal service at Queensland Police Service Headquarters, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000.
  • Included should be a copy of the filed Claim, Statement of Claim, Notice of Intention to Defend and Defence.
  • The Notice should state the allegation in issue in the pleadings to which the document sought is directly relevant.
  • Fees are based on time spent examining the material and inspection and/or copying of documents (see fees section).

Useful references – Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999