The OAIC is the independent national regulator for privacy and freedom of information. It promotes and upholds privacy and information access rights.
- Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010
- Privacy Act 1988
- Freedom of Information Act 1982
Australian Government agencies and organisations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, and some other organisations, must follow the Privacy Act 1988 (and other laws) when handling personal information. The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives a right to access documents held by Australian Government agencies and ministers, unless an exemption applies.