The Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) recognises the importance of protecting the personal information of individuals. It creates a right for individuals to access and amend their own personal information and provides rules for how agencies may and must handle personal information. The IP Act sets out:

  • Obligations to comply with privacy principles and the circumstances in which Weipa Town Authority does not need to comply
  • The access and amendment regime for documents containing an applicant's personal information
  • How and when people can take their privacy complaint to Weipa Town Authority.

Weipa Town Authority is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the IP Act and has adopted an appropriate privacy policy to ensure its practices meet these obligations.

If you are dissatisfied with how your personal information has been handled, you may lodge a privacy complaint.

Privacy Collection Notice

Weipa Town Authority may collect your personal information, in order to conduct its business and/or meet its statutory obligations.  The information will be accessed and/or transferred to business partners, contractors, employees and/or Elected Members of Weipa Town Authority for business related activities.  Your information will also be released as required and/or authorised by law.

What is "personal information"?

For the purposes of this Statement, "personal information” is any information or opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database) about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion - whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether or not the information or opinion is recorded in a material form. 

Overseas Transfer of Data and Privacy of Personal Information

By using this website you are agreeing to allow your personal information to be transferred overseas. While we endeavour to control the use and disclosure of your personal information, Weipa Town Authority does not offer any warranty or guarantee that unauthorised use and/or release will not occur and cannot be held liable for any privacy breaches.

Public Records

Email correspondence, blog comments and information provided via web forms can constitute public records and can be retained as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant legislation. 

Email Correspondence

Your email address details will not be added to a mailing list (unless you so request), nor will we disclose these details to third parties without your consent, unless required by law. Email messages may be monitored by our information technology staff for system trouble-shooting and maintenance purposes.

Use and Disclosure

We will only use personal information collected via our website for the purpose for which it was given to use and/or for related, internal management purposes.

We do not disclose your personal information to other government agencies, organisations or anyone else unless one of the following applies.

  • You consented to the disclosure
  • You would have a reasonable expectation that your personal information would be disclosed
  • It is required or authorised by law
  • It will prevent or lessen a serious threat to somebody's life or health; and
  • The disclosure is reasonable necessary for a law enforcement activity.