The National Archives is subject to the Privacy Act 1988, which requires that we comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set out in that Act.

The APPs outline how Australian Government agencies should collect, use, store and disclose personal information and how individuals can access records containing their personal information.

The National Archives' personal information handling practices are detailed in our Privacy Policy. The policy explains the National Archives’ general information handling practices including information about how the National Archives collects, uses, discloses and stores personal information. Information about information gathering and dissemination practices in relation to this website are outlined in the Website Privacy statement.

General inquiries about the National Archives' compliance with the APPs can be made to our Privacy Contact Officer at or by writing to:

Privacy Contact Officer
National Archives of Australia
PO Box 4924

Any complaints about the National Archives' personal information handling practices can be made to the Privacy Contact Officer (above) or to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.