Privacy and Freedom of Information

The Department of Employment and MatchWorks must comply with the Information Privacy principals in the Privacy Act 1988. Individuals have the right to access a record that contains their personal information.

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you the right to access documents about your personal affairs and the activities of government agencies; and the right to request information held by an agency about you be amended or removed.

Making a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

For information regarding how to make a FOI request:

Job Seeker

Visit the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business website or contact the Information Law Team at the Department of Employment on (02) 6240 7310 or by email at

Disability Employment Services (DES)

Visit the Department of Social Services website  or contact the FOI Coordinator at Department of Social Services on (02) 6146 3181 or by email at