Information Access Team
The primary function of the Information Access Team (IAT) is to coordinate the permissible release of information to the public and to commercial entities that use police information.
The following information will enable members of the public to determine the type of information they are seeking access to, and the appropriate form/s and supporting documentation that are required for each type of request in order for it to be processed.
Please read the following information carefully to ensure that you are using the correct form for your request and that you supply all the necessary information to enable faster processing of your application.
Types of information
The IAT are responsible for the
- Release of:
- Freedom of Information Applications
- General Requests for Information
- Motor Vehicle Crash Reports
- Interview a Police Member/s
- Complete Traffic History Check
- General Property Insurance Reports for Insurance Companies
- CCTV Footage from NT Police's City Safe Cameras
- Release of information to:
- Territory Insurance Office pursuant to the Motor Accident Compensation Act.
- Crime Victims Services Unit pursuant to the Victims of Crime Assistance Act.
- Other government and non government bodies under various Statutory Authorities and Legislation.
- Management of NTPFES Privacy Complaints
Access to acts and regulations should be accessed via the current Northern Territory Legislation Database.
- What if I live interstate?
The same processes outlined above should be adhered to; however this procedure relies on the goodwill and support of interstate Police services. NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) has no formal arrangement with interstate Police to provide this service. NTPFES offers no guarantee that your local Police service will be able to assist.
If you require further information, or have further questions, feel free to contact us on the details at the top of the page.
- What is the difference between a Request for Personal Information and a Freedom of Information Request?
A request for personal information is an informal administrative process that can be completed quite quickly because there is only a small amount of personal information to be processed.
A Freedom of Information request is a formal process, is governed by the Information Act (NT) and may be utilised when there is a large amount of information requested, the information is sensitive information or if the request is for non-personal Government information.
- What are the General Ledger Codes?
Information Act Application (FOI) 16BEG745166311 Motor Vehicle Crash Report 16BEG745131140 Request to Interview Police Member 16BEG745131139 Complete Traffic History Check 16BEG745131142 16BEG745131141 CCTV Footage from City Safe Cameras 16CLA002166311
Should you wish to apply for an OCHRE Card or a National Police/Criminal History Check, you must do so by contacting SAFE NT
Requests and Fees
Information requests with revenue unit values
The Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance determine the value of a Revenue Unit for all Northern Territory Government Departments. Revenue Units are governed by the Northern Territory Revenue Units Act 2009 and are subject to change 1 July each year. Unfortunately, these fees can NOT be waived under any circumstances.
- Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) & Drug Analysis Reports
Where the analysis has been undertaken as part of a Police investigation, a copy of the relevant certificate(s) can be provided at the cost of 45 Revenue Units per certificate.
Where the analysis has not been requested by Police but a blood sample exists, application to have the sample analysed can be made by the donor or a third party with a legitimate interest in the results which has provided an Authority to Release Information document signed by the donor or his/her legally recognised representative. The Forensic Chemistry Unit can analyse the sample based on a fee for service; a BAC analysis is 125 Revenue Units, a Drug Screen analysis is 250 Revenue Units, and a Drug Confirmation analysis is 375 Revenue Units.
Please send your completed application form and proof of payment to the Forensic Chemistry Unit by email, fax or mail. If you submit your form at an NT Police Station, the receiving officer will forward your application to the Forensic Chemistry Unit for you.
Complete Traffic History Check
This request attracts a fee of 50 revenue units
Members of the public may need a copy of their Complete Traffic History for work purposes or to apply for an interstate licence. A Complete Traffic History Check involves having a check done on your Traffic Infringement History as well as your Traffic Conviction History and can be processed for anyone who has ever held a Northern Territory Driver's Licence.
Note: The Traffic History Check is only for traffic-related offences, and is not a Criminal History Check.
How to apply
Take your completed application form, photographic identification (photo ID) and client authority (if applicable) to your nearest Police Station. Your photo ID must clearly show your name, address and date of birth. A driver's licence, passport or similar are acceptable forms of photo ID. You can then lodge the form with the Officer handling your application who will forward it to the IAT. Alternatively, you can send your photocopied ID, completed application form and client authority (if applicable) to IAT.
- General Property Insurance Report
This request attracts a fee of 50 revenue units - for insurance companies/loss assessors only
Insurance companies and loss assessors apply for access to information on behalf of their client to process their insurance claims. The IAT provides NT Police reports to the insurance company following the provision of the completed application form, including the relevant claim number, consent from the insured, if necessary, and payment of the application fee.
How to apply
Take your completed application form and client authority (if applicable) to your nearest Police Station. You can then lodge the form with the Officer handling your application who will forward it to the Information Access Team. Alternatively, you can send your completed application form, client authority (if applicable) along with payment of the application fee or proof of payment of the application fee to the IA team.
- Interview a Police Member
The process of interviewing a Northern Territory Police Member/s attracts a fee according to the Police Administration (Fees) Regulations of 50 Revenue Units per half hour or part thereof for each member that is interviewed.
How to apply
Take your completed application form to your nearest Police Station. You can then lodge the form with the Officer handling your application who will forward it to the Information Access Team. Alternatively, you can send your completed application form along with payment of the application fee or proof of payment of the application fee to the NTPFES Information Access Team.
- Motor Vehicle Crash Reports
Motor Vehicle Crash Reports attract a fee according to the Police Administration (Fees) Regulations of 50 Revenue Units per report.
How to apply
Take your completed application form and client authority (if applicable) to your nearest Police Station. You can then lodge the form with the Officer handling your application who will forward it to the Information Access Team. Alternatively, you can send your completed application form, client authority (if applicable) along with payment of the application fee or proof of payment of the application fee to NTPFES Information Access Team.
CCTV footage access
Freedom of information
General requests for information
General Requests for Information (RFI) is an informal administrative process whereby members of the public can apply for access to their basic personal information (your statements made to Police etc) held by the NTPFES and is processed outside of the NT Information Act. There is no fee associated with this process.
- How to apply
Take your completed application form and photographic identification (photo ID) to your nearest Police Station. Your photo ID must clearly show your name, address and date of birth. A driver's licence, passport or similar are acceptable forms of photo ID. You can then lodge the form with the Officer handling your application who will forward it to the IAT, or you can send your photocopied ID and completed application form to the NTPFES IAT.
The IAT also accepts general requests for information in writing without an application form. A letter can be mailed or faxed or email sent to the IAT outlining what information you wish to obtain, your full name, contact details, postal details and attached copy of your photo ID.
Note: If you wish to obtain a police report, of which you are the complainant and that does not contain any third party information (third party information is information that is not about you), you may attend your local NT Police Station to collect a copy of the report.
The following payment options are available where a fee is applicable. You must send proof of payment with your application or it will not be processed.
- Online transfer or telephone banking – only within Australia
Our bank details are:
National Australia Bank (NAB)
Account Name: NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Account Number: 187959771
Description: Applicant’s/Your Name – Appropriate Ledger Code
You must also attach a copy of the transfer confirmation to this application form and send it to the IAT.
- Credit card
This method is available to all applicants, however, is the only method of payment accepted for overseas customers.
Credit card payments can be made to the Receiver of Territory Monies (RTM) over the telephone or by email.
You must advise the RTM what you are paying for and advise them to apply general ledger codes which are outlined on your application form.
The RTM will send you a receipt via email and you must attach a copy of the receipt to your application and send it to the IAT.
- Cheque/money order
Cheque/money orders should be made payable to the Receiver of Territory Monies (RTM) and sent with the completed application form to the IAT.