Support Centre

South Australia


Law: Information Privacy Principles Instruction No.1 of 1989 as re-issued ('the Instruction'). Please note that the Instruction only applies to public bodies. Private organisations are subject to the federal Privacy Act 1988.

Regulator: Privacy Committee of South Australia ('PCA')

Summary: There is no separate, territorial level private sector data protection law in South Australia. Furthermore, unlike most Australian states and territories, there are only limited legislative provisions regulating the processing of personal information within the public sector. These provisions take the form of the Instruction, which the PCA regulates. The Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner is able to receive and act on complaints related to health information in South Australia.