Privacy codes

Codes Register
Draft code consultations
Information about code applications, variations and removals
Pre 12 March 2014 codes

Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988, which came into effect on 12 March 2014, change the privacy code development and registration provisions substantially. New Guidelines for developing codes have been issued.

Codes Register

Codes Register kept under section 26U(1) of the Privacy Act 1988


Registered Code


Other information

CR code

Credit Reporting Privacy Code (CR code) v1.1


The CR code was varied on 3 April 2014 to change the grace period in clause 8.1 from 5 to 14 days.

Draft code consultations

Before a code can be approved, the OAIC must be satisfied that members of the public have been given an adequate opportunity to comment on a draft of the code. Organisations developing codes can request the OAIC to provide a link to their website during their public consultation process.

  • Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014 – Public Consultation

The Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) has released for public consultation the Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014. AMSRO has requested comments by 30 April 2014.

More information: Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014 - public consultation information(External website)

Information about code applications, variations and removals

Information about code applications, variations and removals





Other information

CR code pdfPrivacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 (Version 1.2)596.96 KB

OAIC initiated

22-Apr-2014 Minor technical amendments to the CR code are proposed to effect repeal of the previous two versions of the CR code and to clarify some of the text in the overview on the title page and associated amendments. No code obligations have been amended.
CR code Credit Reporting Privacy Code (CR code) v1.0 


3-Apr-2014 This version of the CR code was in force from 12 March 2014 to noon AEDT on 3 April 2014. The current CR code is found in the Codes Register above. 


Pre 12 March 2014 Codes

Below are two codes that were registered under the Privacy Act immediately prior to 12 March 2014. The codes in this register ceased to have effect under the Privacy Act at midnight on 11 March 2014. The authoritative versons of these codes are found on ComLaw.

Pre 12 March 2014 Codes

Code Administrator

Contact Details

Dates registered

Market and Social Research Privacy Code Association of Market + Social Research Organisations PO Box 658 Glebe NSW 2037 Ph: (02) 9566 3131 Fax: (02) 9571 5944 1-09-2003 to 11-Mar-2014. (Varied 30-Jun-2007)
Queensland Club Industry Privacy Code Clubs Queensland PO Box 93 Northgate QLD 4013 Ph: (07) 3252 0770 Fax: (07) 3252 0971 23-Aug-2002 to 11-Mar-2014. (Varied 1-May-2009)
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