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 can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

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Act(s) name

Privacy Act 1988 AG

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Regulation and Strategy Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Regulation and Strategy Branch

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Attorney-General's Department

Operating address: Level 3
175 Pitt Street
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5218
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 363 992
Phone: 02 9284 9749
Fax: 02 9284 9666