Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 - Australian Government


You are required to comply with this code if you are a credit reporting body or credit provider, or someone who receives information from those bodies, such as a mortgage insurer or trade insurer. Banks, credit card issuers or businesses that provide credit as a substantial part of their operations may be considered credit providers. 

This code sets out obligations above and beyond the Australian Privacy Principles you must comply with when handling credit information.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Privacy Act 1988 AG

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner