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Privacy notice

This privacy notices which consists of the following entities: Community Services, DCJ Housing, Strategy and Policy, Corporate Services,and also the Home Care

Privacy notice

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:

  • what information we can collect and how we collect it
  • how we store and protect personal and health information
  • how you can find out what information we hold and correct it if it is wrong
  • how we can use and disclose your information including special protection for health and other sensitive information
  • how you can complain about breaches of your privacy.

This privacy notices applies to the Department of Communities and Justice (the Department) which consists of the following entities: Community Services, DCJ Housing, Strategy and Policy, Corporate Services, the Land and Housing Corporation, the Aboriginal Housing Office and also the Home Care Service.

The Department and its related agencies 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 by the entity that collects it, or by DCJ Business Services. It will be used 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.

Please read the easy-English version of this privacy notice.

Further information about your privacy rights:

More information about our privacy polices can be found on the entities pages linked to the DCJ Home Page.

This privacy statement applies to all the publicly accessible pages on this website.

DCJ does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of non-DCJ sites linked to this site.

Questions concerning the application of this privacy policy or requesting access to information should be directed in writing to:

The Privacy Contact Officer
Law and Justice Directorate
Department of Communities and Justice
Locked Bag 4028
Ashfield NSW 2131

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Last updated: 28 Oct 2020