State & Territory schemes

As often occurs in the Australian federal system, there are differences between the federal provisions and the provisions of the various other Australian jurisdictions. The Australian Privacy Commissioner’s helpful summary appears at

In New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory there is specific legislation (Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW); Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997 (ACT); Health Records Act 2000 (Vic)) governing the handling of health information in both the public and private sector in respect of health. Links for that legislation are available on the relevant pages at