On the right hand side of this page you will find links to current consultations being conducted by the OAIC. 

Previous consultations are found under 'Engaging with you' in the privacy, freedom of information and information policy sections of the website.

For media comment and enquiries please contact

Contact details for the OAIC can be found on our Contact us page.

How the OAIC conducts consultations

The OAIC uses a number of mechanisms to conduct its consultations with government agencies, private sector organisations and the community in general. These include using this page and, for limited consultations with Australian Government agencies, its govdex site at

Comments can be provided to the OAIC through a number of mechanisms but primarily through its dedicated consultation email address

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. To assist the OAIC to meet its obligations with respect to accessibility requirements for web publication, the OAIC requests that submissions be made in HTML, Rich Text Format (.rtf), or in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.

The OAIC usually makes all submissions publicly available but does allow submitters to indicate if they do not wish to have their submission made public. Requests for access to confidential comments are determined in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Share this page

Protecting information rights — advancing information policy