This section of the website provides privacy information for private sector organisations. By this, we mean:
- businesses (including small businesses)
- non-government organisations and not-for-profit organisations
- health service providers.
If your organisation falls into any of these categories and you handle personal information then you are in the right place.
Other places to go
- Contractors to Government
If your business is a contractor to an Australian Government agency, other rules may apply. Find out more...
- Tax file numbers
Find out how the Privacy Act regulates the use of tax file numbers.
- Anti-money laundering
Anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws may mean that your business could be covered by the Privacy Act. Find out more...
- Private sector audits
Find out more about the Privacy Commissioner's power to conduct audits.
In this section:
- Privacy and my business
Find out if your business is covered by the Privacy Act and how to comply if it is.
- Small business
Your small business may be covered by the Privacy Act. Find out more...
- Credit reporting
Some different rules apply to credit reporters and providers. Find out more...
- Health service providers
The Privacy Act has some additional protections for health information. Find out more...
- Privacy codes
Find out if your industry is covered by a privacy code, or how to establish one if it's not.
- Privacy Connections network
Keep your finger on the pulse and join our Privacy Connections network, a network for privacy professionals.