International Access to Information Day is held on 28 September every year and recognises the community’s right to access government-held information.

Since its inception in Bulgaria in 2002, this global event — previously known as Right to Know Day — has reinforced the role of government in promoting transparency and accountability. The 74th United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information in October 2019.

Australia is among more than 120 countries with access to information laws. Our Freedom of Information Act 1982 requires Australian Government agencies to publish a range of important information.

Promoting and upholding information access rights is at the core of our work, including helping the community understand their rights.