Defence Privacy Policy

The full Department of Defence Privacy Policy is available at Defence Privacy Policy. Defence's Privacy Policy is designed to inform individuals about the way Defence collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information. This Privacy Policy also provides guidance about how you can access, or seek correction of, personal information held by Defence about you.

Visiting this website

When you look at this web site, the Department of Defence servers log the following information:

  • the user's server address (unique Internet Protocol address);
  • the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc);
  • the date and time of visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of browser used.

This information is primarily used for statistical purposes. However, this information may also be disclosed to an Australian Federal, State or Territory investigative authority to support investigations.

Sending us emails

When you send us an email, the Department of Defence email servers will collect and hold your email address and the content of the email for the purpose of responding to your enquiry and, where necessary, taking subsequent action. Your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless supplied for that reason.

Further Information

For information about how the Department of Defence holds your personal information, how you can apply for access to, or seek a correction of personal information the Department of Defence holds about you, or to make a complaint about how Defence has managed your personal information, you should refer to the Defence Privacy Policy.

Questions regarding the Defence Privacy Policy, or privacy within the Department of Defence, should be directed to the Defence Privacy Officer:




PO Box 7927