Personal Information Amendment
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Amendment applications under the Information Privacy Act 2009
The IP Act provides you with a right to amend personal information held by government if you believe the information is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading.
Before making a formal application, you should contact the relevant agency as agencies have a general obligation under the privacy principles to allow you to amend your personal information. The informal option will apply in most cases – for example, where you simply wish to update your current contact details. Agencies are required to assist people using reasonable, available and practicable informal options first.
However, if you wish to make a formal application to amend your personal information under the IP Act, you can download the application form and submit your application via post, fax or email or in person.
There are no charges for applications to amend personal information.