Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is the federal regulatory agency for freedom of information and the main source of this function is the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). This page links to details about freedom of information, reviews and complaints, resources for agencies that cover publications (including links to state and territory law agencies), decisions and Information Publication Scheme.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act provides for public access to documents, which are less than 30 years old, kept by Australian Government departments.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been established to bring together three functions: freedom of information, privacy and government information policy.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has been integrated into the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The privacy.gov.au site will be maintained until a site incorporating all OAIC material is established.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has complaint handling responsibilities under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). You can complain to the OAIC if you believe that your privacy has been interfered with by an Australian, ACT or Norfolk Island government agency, or a private sector organisation covered by the Privacy Act. You can use this form to submit a privacy complaint.