Requirements for Information Communication (2007 Edition)

Appendix A - Online versions of national, state and territory privacy legislation

Page last updated: 14 January 2008

National

Privacy Act 1988
http://www.privacy.gov.au/publications/privacy88_030706.pdf

National Privacy Principles
http://www.privacy.gov.au/publications/npps01.pdf

Privacy (Private Sector) Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1) Statutory Rules No. 301
http://www.privacy.gov.au/publications/2006no1reg.pdf

Australian Capital Territory

Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1977
http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1997-125/current/pdf/1997-125.pdf

New South Wales

Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/papipa1998464

Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/hraipa2002370

Northern Territory

Information Act 2002
http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/foi/infoact.html

Queensland

Information Standards 42A (Health)
http://www.governmentict.qld.gov.au/02_infostand/standards/is42a.pdf

South Australia

Information Privacy Principles 1989
http://www.premcab.sa.gov.au/dpc/publications_circulars.html

Tasmania

Personal Information Protection Act 2004
http://www.egovernment.tas.gov.au/themes/information_security__and__management/personal_information_protection

Victoria

Information Privacy Act 2000
http://www.dms.dpc.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubLawToday.nsf/0/b1a1dfc4eebe1eeaca256e5b00037a1d/$FILE/00-98a001.pdf

Health Records Act 2001
http://www.health.vic.gov.au/healthrecords

Western Australia

Health Act 1911
http://www.newpublichealthact.health.wa.gov.au/home
Please note: at the time of publication there was no state-specific privacy legislation in Western Australia.