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The NSW Government's privacy practices in collecting, storing, using and disclosing personal and health information are regulated by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW). These laws have privacy principles that tell us:
This privacy notice applies to the Department of Communities and Justice (the Department) and its related agencies that comply with NSW privacy legislation when collecting and managing personal and health information. The information we collect from you or from an authorised third party will be held and used by the Department to deliver services and to meet our legal responsibilities. We may also use your information within the Department as a whole, to plan, coordinate and improve the way we provide services. The Department is also legally authorised to disclose information to outside bodies in certain circumstances.
The Department has also recently updated its Privacy Management Plan (PDF , 305.8 KB) that explains how the Department complies with obligations under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.
This privacy statement applies to all the publicly accessible pages on this website.
The Department does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of non-Departmental sites linked to this site.
Open Government, Information and Privacy Unit
Department of Communities and Justice
Locked Bag 5000
Parramatta NSW 2124
20 May 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.