Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Web Site Privacy Statement

The Victorian Government is committed to protecting information about you and enacted the Information Privacy Act 2000 to provide a statutory framework for privacy and to guide Government departments in their personal information handling activities.

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability values and protects the personal information it collects in the course of undertaking its responsibilities and continues to demonstrate a strong culture of protecting the confidentiality and privacy of clients and members of the community.

This Privacy Statement applies generally to the whole of this website.

Collection of personal and other information.

This website collects anonymous information through web servers. Information such as the number, date and timing of visits to the website and the pages of the website visited frequently is collected for statistical purposes only to assist us to improve our service.

This website also uses "cookies" (small data files that are sent to your computer). These cookies do not collect personal information. They assist us to make your experience of our website easier and more efficient for you. For instance, if you choose to personalise this web site, the cookies will enable the site to remember your preferred settings for your subsequent visits.

If you access other organisation's sites using a link from this web page, please note you will then be subject to the terms, conditions and circumstances of the site you visit and the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability privacy policy and protections no longer apply.

Use of information collected

The information that is collected by the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability is not otherwise used or disclosed unless required for law enforcement purposes.

Access to information about you

You have the right to access and correct information about you that is held by the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability. In most cases, requests for access will be administered through the Freedom of Information process, particularly requests that in some way affect the privacy of another individual or relate to commercial activity. Requests for access should be sent to the Manager Privacy, P.O. Box 500 East Melbourne 3002 or

For more information about the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's Privacy Policy go to