Concerns about collection of information by real estate agents

Real estate agents (including property managers) and Residential Tenancy Databases (RTD) may be covered by the Federal Privacy Act 1988, which is administered by the office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner.

For more information about the Federal privacy laws, please call 1300 363 992, email or visit

Please note that the IPC does not provide legal advice in any circumstance. 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.