For guidance and resources on how to interpret and administer the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) including how to process FOI requests, calculate access charges and more visit FOI resources for agencies.
Popular FOI links
For guidance and resources on privacy obligations including the Information Privacy Principles, how to undertake privacy impact assessments and more visit Privacy resources for organisations.
Popular privacy links
For guidance and resources on how to protect public sector information including how to implement the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework and Standards and more visit Information security resources.
Popular information security links
In Victoria you have the right to access documents held by government, to ask for your personal information to be amended, to make a complaint about the handling of your FOI request and to request an independent review of an FOI decision. Visit FOI resources for individuals for more guidance on your FOI rights.
In Victoria you have privacy rights when interacting with government organisations which limit what personal information can be collected, how it is used and disclosed. If you suspect your privacy rights have been breached by a Victorian government organisation you can make a complaint to OVIC. For more guidance on privacy rights visit privacy resources for individuals.
Learn more about OVIC including our functions, Commissioners and structure.
Find guides and resources to help you understand your privacy rights in Victoria
FAQs about COVID-19 vaccination information has been updated
Privacy Complaints has been updated
Read our step-by-step instructions on complaining to the organisation, making a complaint to us, how we handle complaints, and what happens next.
This guidance provides advice on what to do if you have been impacted by a data breach. It explains what a data breach is and what actions you can take to reduce the risk of harm.
Your privacy rights
This resource explains your privacy rights when interacting with Victorian government organisations.
Vaccine information FAQs
This resource answers some common questions about privacy and COVID-19 vaccination information.
Guidelines to the Information Privacy Principles
These Guidelines provide comprehensive guidance on the Information Privacy Principles.
LGBTIQ+ privacy rights
This resource outlines how Victorian privacy law may apply to the LGBTIQ+ communities.
Sex worker privacy rights
This resource outlines how Victorian privacy law may apply to the sex worker community.
Information Privacy Principles Short Guide
This resource provides a short summary and overview of each of the Information Privacy Principles.