As an Australian Government Agency, the Climate Change Authority (the authority) is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act), which regulates how agencies collect, use, disclose and store personal information, including sensitive information, and how individuals may access and correct records containing their personal information.

The Authority respects the right to privacy under the Privacy Act and complies with Privacy Act requirements in relation to the collection and management of personal information.

The following provides a general overview of the Authority’s Privacy Policy. Please refer to the Authority’s Privacy Policy in Word (225 KB) or PDF (205 KB) for detailed information about how the Authority handles personal information.

Contacting us

All general enquiries, complaints about the Authority's compliance with the Privacy Act, or requests for access or correction, should be directed to the Authority's Privacy Contact Officer.


Post: Privacy Contact Officer
Corporate Services
Climate Change Authority
GPO Box 2012
Canberra ACT 2601

Our Website

The Authority's website contains links to other websites. The Authority is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites. The Authority encourages individuals to examine each website's privacy policy.

Google Analytics

In addition to web server logs, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of this website.

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies and JavaScript code to gather statistics about how the website is accessed. It anonymously tracks how our visitors interact with this website, including where they came from, what they did on the site including such things as news registration. The information generated by the cookie and JavaScript code about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside Australia. Google is based in the United States of America (USA). Should you wish to contact Google, you can find contact details on Google's Contact us(Opens in a new tab/window) page.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy(Opens in a new tab/window) and for the purposes set out above. Relevant legislation of the USA will apply. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service(Opens in a new tab/window) provided by Google.


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