Personal Information

Personal Information Protection Act 2004 (PIP)

The Personal Information Protection Act 2004 came into effect on 5 September 2005 and regulates the way in which public sector agencies deal with how personal information is collected, maintained, used and disclosed in the course of delivering services.

The Department of Education (the Department) acts in accordance with the Personal Protection Act 2004 in its collection, storage and use of personal information. The Department takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date.

A copy of the Act is available on the Tasmanian Government Legislative database.

Further information can be found in the Personal Information Protection Policy

How can you access your personal information or correct your personal information?

For assistance with a PIP form please contact:

  • Legal Services via email or via telephone (03) 6165 6187
  • Your local Libraries Tasmania in person, or online to locate a Libraries Tasmania or receive online assistance

Once your application is complete, please send it via email to or post to Department Of Education, Legal Services, GPO Box 169, Hobart, TAS 7000.

Information about personal information in the Department is available via email at or via telephone (03) 6165 6187.

If you are not satisfied with the Department’s handling of your matter or the outcome of your request you can lodge a further request in writing to Legal Services by email at or post to Department of Education, Legal Services, GPO Box 169, Hobart TAS 7001.

If the Department refuses your request, you can make an Application for Assessed Disclosure under the Right to Information Act 2009.

If you remain dissatisfied with the Department’s handling of your matter or the outcome of your request you can contact the Ombudsman Tasmania by telephone on (03) 6166 4566 or 1800 001 170 (cost of local call outside Hobart area) or by email at