Privacy Policy

The Privacy Act 1988 regulates the collection and handling of personal information, including its use and disclosure, its accuracy, how securely it is kept and your right to access that information.

The Norfolk Island Regional Council and its various agencies and statutory office holders collect and handle personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and relevant guidelines. 

If you choose to provide your personal information to the Norfolk Island Regional Council either online or through an employee of Council or to any statutory officer in Norfolk Island, Council commits to only use the information for the purpose(s) for which you gave it to us and for related, internal management or statutory purposes. Council will not disclose your personal information to anyone else unless:

  • you consent to or expect disclosure of your personal information
  • disclosure is necessary for the enforcement of the criminal law or for the protection of public revenue
  • disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the life or health of a person, or
  • disclosure is required or authorised by law.

You can access and ask Council to correct personal information held about you. In order to access or correct this information please send a formal request in writing to

Complaints regarding any breaches of privacy must be made, in writing, to Council’s Privacy Officer within 6 months of a person becoming aware of the breach of privacy. The letter must contain a return address, this could be a postal address or an email address.

Correspondence to the Public Officer is to be mailed to:

NIRC Privacy Officer
Norfolk Island Regional Council
PO Box 95
Norfolk Island, 2899

Further assistance and information on privacy is also available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). (