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The Victorian Government created OVIC as a primary regulator and source of independent advice to the community and the Victorian Government about how the public sector collects, uses and shares information.

OVIC commenced operating on 1 September 2017 and comprises the functions that previously sat with the Offices of the Freedom of Information Commissioner and the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection.

Freedom of Information (FOI) Information for agencies
  • Training
  • Education
  • Resources
Information for the public
  • How to make an FOI request and FAQs
  • Request an FOI review
  • Make an FOI complaint
Visit FOI Site

Phone FOI: 1300 006 842

Privacy and Data Protection (PDP)
Visit pdp Site

Phone PDP: 1300 006 842

On 29 August 2017, Sven Bluemmel was announced as Victoria's new Information Commissioner.
Sally Winton was appointed as the Public Access Deputy Commissioner and Rachel Dixon as Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner on 28 November 2017. Read this media release for more information.
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