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OVIC

The Victorian Government created OVIC as a primary regulator and source of independent advice to the community and the Victorian Government about how the public sector collects, uses and shares information.

OVIC commenced operating on 1 September 2017 and comprises the functions that previously sat with the Offices of the Freedom of Information Commissioner and the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection.


Freedom of Information (FOI) Information for agencies
  • Training
  • Education
  • Resources
Information for the public
  • How to make an FOI request and FAQs
  • Request an FOI review
  • Make an FOI complaint
Visit FOI Site

Phone FOI: 1300 842 364

Privacy and Data Protection (PDP)
  • Information about the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework, Standards and Assurance Model
  • Information about law enforcement data security
  • Information for privacy professionals
  • Make an enquiry or complaint about privacy
Visit pdp Site

Phone PDP: 1300 666 444


On 29 August 2017, Sven Bluemmel was announced as Victoria's new Information Commissioner. Read this media release for more information
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