Alleged privacy breach by a business, private company or NGO

The office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner administers the Federal Privacy Act 1988 which regulates how large private sector companies, Federal government agencies and some non-government organisations (NGOs) collect, store, use and disclose personal and health information.

For more information about the Federal Privacy Act 1988, please contact the Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner on 1300 363 992, email

Please note that the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) does not provide legal advice in any circumstances. If you are seeking legal advice, we suggest you contact LawAccess on 1300 888 529 or your local Community legal centre or the Law Society Solicitor Referral Service on 1800 422 713.