Privacy and Freedom of Information

National Law & Regulations

[ National Law & Regulations, Section 263, Regulations 195–203 ] ACECQA and each of the regulatory authorities are required to comply with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act), as applied through the National Law, when handling personal information for the purposes of the National Quality Framework (NQF).

The Privacy Act contains 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which regulate the collection, use, disclosure, storage and accuracy of personal information handled by ACECQA and each of the regulatory authorities.

More information
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published guidelines to the APPs on its website at ACECQA and regulatory authorities may refer to these guidelines to assist in complying with the Privacy Act.
The National Education and Care Services Privacy Commissioner website at also has information about privacy under the National Law.