Do we need to comply?
If you are an Australian, ACT or Norfolk Island government agency, then yes you more than likely have to comply with the Privacy Act. There are a few agencies that are exempt from the operation of the Privacy Act. Find out more about exempt agencies here.
However, if you are a State or Northern Territory government agency, you are not covered by the Privacy Act, though you may be covered by state or territory privacy legislation. See State and territory privacy laws for more information.