Information Privacy

Horsham Rural City Council is committed to preserving people's rights to privacy.

To allow Council to provide services to our community, we are required to collect and use personal, confidential and sensitive information from people. We are committed to preserving people's rights to privacy and information provided will be retained for Council use only. This information will not be disclosed unless required by law, or if consent from the person is provided. 

Privacy Statement(PDF, 267KB)  Information Privacy Policy

Horsham Rural City Council's Privacy Statement outlines our commitment to ensuring that the personal information collected, stored and used by Council is handled in a responsible manner, and in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. The Act contains 10 Information Privacy Principles that regulate how personal information should be handled. Information about each of these principles and how they will be handled by Council are outlined in our Information Privacy Policy. 

For further information about the Horsham Rural City Council Information Privacy Policy or Privacy Statement, or for complaints/queries about the handling of your personal information, please contact the Privacy Officer on telephone 03 5382 9777, email (Attention: Privacy Officer in subject line) or mail to Privacy Officer, Horsham Rural City Council, PO Box 511, Horsham 3402.

Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) 

OVIC is the primary regulator and source of independent advice to the community and Victorian Government about how the public sector collects, uses and shares information. Further information about information privacy and how to make a complaint can be found on the OVIC website.