Privacy law contacts
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
Can provide general assistance to individuals about their rights under the Privacy Act and related legislation. Can investigate complaints about interferences with privacy under the Privacy Act by Commonwealth government agencies or private sector organisations, including health service providers, credit providers and credit reporting agencies.
GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001
Telephone: 1300 363 992
TTY: 1800 620 241
Has the power to investigate administrative actions and decisions of Commonwealth government agencies to see if they are wrong, unjust, unlawful or discriminatory. This includes complaints about Freedom of Information decisions, delays in processing of requests and complaints about charges.
Level 4, 22 King William St ADELAIDE SA 5000
Telephone: 1300 362 072
Ombudsman (South Australia)
Can investigate and review Freedom of Information decisions and actions of a state agency concerning access to documents and amendment of records.
Level 9, 55 Currie St ADELAIDE SA 5000
Telephone: 8226 8699
Or 1800 182 150 (toll free)
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
Can review Freedom of Information decisions of Commonwealth agencies to refuse or grant access to documents.
Level 2, 1 King William Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
GPO Box 9955 ADELAIDE SA 5001
Telephone: 1800 228 333
TTY users: contact National Relay service on 1800 555 630 and ask for 1800 228 333
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