Privacy collection notice - visitors to Parliament House
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Purpose and application
The Parliament of Victoria and the parliamentary departments are committed to protecting your privacy. We handle personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (PDP Act) and other relevant legislation.
When we refer to “us” or “we”, we mean each of the parliamentary departments under section 7 of the Parliamentary Administration Act 2005, being the Department of the Legislative Council, the Department of the Legislative Assembly, and the Department of Parliamentary Services. Together, the parliamentary departments provide support, infrastructure and professional services that enable the work of the Parliament of Victoria.
Information we collect when you visit Parliament House
We collect personal information from individuals who visit Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct to attend a tour, use our catering facilities, attend an event, watch the proceedings of the two houses or committee hearings in the public galleries. This may include your name, address and a copy of one of the following forms of identification:
- driver's licence or permits
- proof of age card
- Australian birth certificate
- Australian citizenship certificate.
CCTV operates throughout Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct, including in the public galleries. Your personal information may be collected in the form of footage or images recorded by video and camera surveillance systems.
We do not usually collect sensitive information or health information. However, we may collect it if you are involved in a security or safety incident during your visit to Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct.
Why we collect your information
We collect your personal information to facilitate your entry and visit to Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct, and for safety and security purposes.
If you are found to be in breach of the conditions of entry, you will be asked to leave the parliamentary precinct and may be prohibited from returning for a period determined by the Presiding Officers under the Parliamentary Precincts Act 2001.
If you prefer not to provide us with this information, we may be unable to facilitate to your access and visit to Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct.
Virtual tours of Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct are available on the Parliament of Victoria website. Committee hearings and proceedings of the two Houses are also live streamed via the Parliament of Victoria website. Please refer to our Privacy Collection Notice – Website for further information about how we collect and handle information when you use our website.
We take reasonable steps to destroy, delete or permanently de-identify personal information where it is no longer required for any purpose, and in accordance with relevant record-keeping, retention and disposal requirements under the Public Records Act 1973.
For visitors to Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct, this means that we ordinarily delete your personal information within 12 months of your visit.
Access and correction
If you have any questions about this privacy collection notice, please contact us by email at PrivacyOfficer@parliament.vic.gov.au.