International Access to Information Day 2023
International Access to Information Day (IAID) is held on 28 September every year and recognises the community’s right to access government-held information.
The right to information is enshrined in access to information laws across Australia and New Zealand. We are among more than 120 nations around the world to guarantee citizens these rights.
In 2023, UNESCO’s theme for the day is the importance of the online space for access to information. You can find out more about the global celebration on the UNESCO website.
Jurisdictions across Australia and the world are marking IAID in different ways. See how you can get involved:
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner Solomon Lecture | 10.30am – 12pm
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner Lightning Talk: Engaging with consumers and technology to create a more efficient, sustainable (and friendly!) FOI Service | 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner IAID Panel: benefits and barriers to using the online space for promoting access to information – Now and in the future | 1pm – 2pm
Thursday 28 September 2023
Ombudsman Tasmania 30 Years to RTI in Tasmania | 2pm – 3pm
UNESCO The Importance of the online space for access to information | 6pm – 4am