Form: Privacy Complaint Form


You can use this form to submit a privacy complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

The OAIC can investigate privacy complaints from individuals about Australian Government agencies and private sector organisations covered by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). You can also make a complaint to the OAIC about the handling of your personal information by ACT public sector agencies under the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT).

About this form

The OAIC uses the Australian Government’s SmartForm service, which enables our forms to be lodged online using a personal computer or tablet. When you save or submit a form using this service, it is encrypted and stored on a secure server located in Australia and controlled by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS). Once you have submitted your completed form, we will download and decrypt it. Your form will then be permanently erased from the DIIS secure server.

Your personal information

For guidance on the personal information we collect and how we will handle your information, please contact the OAIC enquiries line on 1300 363 992 or see the OAIC privacy policy.

You can view the DIIS privacy statement on the SmartForm service here.
Only the information under the heading 'SmartForm Service' applies to SmartForms.

NOTE: If you are unable to access this form, you can download a Microsoft Word version.

Click the Complete Form button to begin a new privacy complaint form.

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Phone: 1300 363 992