It is not unusual for us to receive requests from previous clients, new owners or members of the general public for information from our files. Your first point of contact for this information should always be the local Council. They can provide this information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

The Local Certification Services Pty Ltd - Privacy and Disclosure of Information Policy covers personal information as defined by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) but also all information collected by Local in conjunction with the certification functions carried out under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. There are very limited circumstances where we can provide information to any other party than our applicant or the local Council.

If you have contacted Council and still require information from one of our files, please complete the form below and email to   

All applications will require payment of a $30 (plus GST) administration fee which is payable upon lodgement. The application will be processed and considered within 21 days of the receipt of the application and the application will be notified of Local's decision in relation to the release of the requested information.

It must be understood that by making a Application for Access to Information there is no guarantee that Local will be able to provide this information. The applicant may also be liable for any additional fees prior to the release of the documentation. These fees may include but are not limited to archive retrieval, scanning and fees for the provision of legal advice.

Application for Access to Information