Can anyone access my personal information?
Council is unable to release personal information to a person or other body, unless:
- The disclosure is directly related to the purpose for which the information was collected
- Council had no reason to believe that the person concerned would object to the disclosure
- The person is likely to have been aware, or has been made aware, that information of that kind is usually disclosed to another person or body
- Council believes that the disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the life or health of the person concerned or another person.
This is legislated under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA)and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIPA). Only the individual for whom the personal information is about is able to obtain or amend personal information held by Council. No personal information will be released without the consent of the individual concerned.
Council does recognise that there may be some instances, where the release of personal information about a person may need to be released to a third party. In such cases, Council has created a Third Party Authority Form(PDF, 130KB). Please note, this form relates to Property Information Requests only.
This form can be submitted in person or via post at Council’s Administration Building located at 6 Shire Street, West Wyalong.