This website privacy statement applies to the Department of Finance website run by the Department of Finance. When you follow a link from this website to another site, we recommend you read and consider the privacy statement of that site.

Collection of personal information

You can browse the general content of the Department of Finance website anonymously, without disclosing your personal information. However some functionality on this site may require you to provide personal information. Examples of this include where you wish to make an enquiry or undertake a transaction. We may need to collect, use or disclose personal information to allow us to answer your enquiry or process your transaction.

Use and disclosure of personal information.

Any personal information we collect through the Department of Finance website may be used or disclosed for the primary purpose for which it was collected. We may also use or disclose personal information for related purposes, for example where you have asked us to inform another agency of a change of address transaction.
In some limited circumstances we may also need to use or disclose personal information for other specific purposes, for example where required to do so by law, for example pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 or in response to a subpoena.

Collection and use of site visit data.

The following information may be automatically recorded by this site's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .au, .gov)
  • the date and the time of your visit to the site
  • the pages you accessed and downloaded
  • the address of the last site you visited
  • your operating system
  • the type of browser you are using

We will not attempt to identify individuals from the above information unless that is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.

Web portals

We will record your personal information including email address when you register for a service or services through a Web Portal administered by the Department of Finance. We will record in our databases any data, information or attachments supplied to us through any service channel necessary for us to action to your query, application or lodgment. We will not use or disclose your personal information to any third party without your explicit consent or unless required to do so by law.

Our Web Portals may use the Google Maps API(s) which are subject to the Google Privacy Policy.


A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies, and the information collected through them, are used by the Department of Finance to make this website more efficient.

Contact us

For assistance with any of the above exceptions please contact us.