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OVIC seeks to appoint new Public Access Deputy Commissioner

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner is seeking to appoint an accomplished executive to the position of Public Access Deputy Commissioner to embed a culture in the Victorian Public sector that promotes fair public access to information while ensuring its proper use and protection. The role reports to Mr Sean Morrison, recently appointed as the Victorian Information Commissioner.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a collaborative, values driven professional to join a leadership team committed to accountability, responsiveness and building community trust by striving for consistent compliance, reducing risks, improving information governance in a data-driven age.

The Public Access Deputy Commissioner’s function include:

  • promoting understanding of the FOI Act;
  • independently reviewing FOI decisions made by Victorian government agencies, Ministers and principal officers;
  • receiving and dealing with FOI complaints;
  • monitoring compliance with the professional standards; and
  • providing advice, education and guidance to agencies in relation to the FOI Act.

Applications close 31 May 2024. All appointments to the office of the Information Commissioner are subject to employment screening conditions outlined in Australian Standards 4811:2022

Visit the seek website to find out more about this position.

How to apply

  • To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DOJpad0424 addressing your cover letter and resume to David Baber of Fisher Leadership.
  • To obtain the position description visit 
  • Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to David Baber, Partner of Fisher Leadership on 1300 347 437


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