Your personal information is protected by the Privacy Act. The Privacy Act contains rules on how Australian and ACT government agencies and private sector organisations are allowed to collect and handle your information. This section explains the different ways the Privacy Act can apply to you. If you would like to make a privacy complaint about a government agency or private sector organisation, see Complaints.
In this section:
- Government and me
Find out which government agencies are covered by the Privacy Act and what they have to do when it comes to your personal information.
- Business and me
Find out which types of organisations are covered by the Privacy Act and what they have to do when it comes to your personal information.
- My health information
Health information can be particularly sensitive for individuals. That's why the Privacy Act provides some extra protections. Find out more...
- My financial information
Find out what organisations have to do when it comes to your financial information.
- My criminal record
Criminal records are covered by the Privacy Act and may also be covered by the 'Spent Convictions Scheme'. Find out more...