Who we are
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is an Australian Government agency, established under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.
The OAIC has been established as part of major changes to federal freedom of information law made during 2010.
These reforms bring together, for the first time, functions relating to freedom of information and privacy, as well as new functions relating to information policy. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner, which was the national privacy regulator, was integrated into the OAIC on 1 November 2010.
The OAIC is an independent statutory agency within the Attorney General's portfolio and liaises with the Business and Information Law Branch, part of the Civil Law Division within the Civil Justice & legal Services Group of the Attorney General's Department.
Our ABN is 85 249 230 937.