Woomera Prohibited Area Privacy Statement

The Privacy Act 1988 protects the collection of personal information. The Act defines personal information as:

Information or an option about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether or not the information or opinion is true or not; and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.

Information about corporate entities, such as businesses, firms, or trusts; and other commercially sensitive information is not considered personal information. This information is not covered by this privacy policy, or by the Australian Privacy Principles.

WPACO only collects information that is reasonably necessary to conduct its functions in deciding applications and exercising the delegate's powers under the Woomera Prohibited Area Rule 2014.

In the course of performing its function, WPACO may disclose personal information to other government agencies and entities governed by the Australian Privacy Principles. These bodies include:

  • The Minister for Defence;
  • Other ministers within the Defence portfolio;
  • Other Commonwealth agencies.

Defence may store your personal information as printed documents or as electronic data, including data that is stored on virtual servers (also known as cloud storage).

Access to your personal information is restricted to those Defence personnel who have a need to access the information for purposes which are reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, Defence’s functions or activities.

You have a right to request access, or seek correction to, personal information held by Defence that relates to you.

If you are requesting personal information held about you, you can request your personal information by contacting the Defence Privacy Officer. Contact details are provided at the end of this statement.

If you have questions about how your personal information will be or has been handled by WPACO, or if you believe that WPACO has breached the Australian Privacy Principles, you should contact the Defence Privacy Officer. Any concerns about the handling of your personal information will be forwarded to the relevant area of Defence for consideration and action in the first instance.

Defence is committed to quick and fair resolution of privacy complaints, however, some circumstances may require more detailed inquiry to address your complaint. Defence will keep you informed of the progress of your complaint.

If you are dissatisfied with the way Defence handles your privacy-related complaint, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

Defence Privacy Policy

Web: https://defence.gov.au/ComplaintResolution/privacy.asp

Defence Privacy Officer

Email: defence.privacy@defence.gov.au

Post: BP35-01-066

PO Box 7927

Canberra BC ACT 2610

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

Phone: 1300 363 992

Web: https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-complaints/

Email: enquiries@oaic.gov.au

Post: GPO Box 5218