News and Events


Published 24 March 2019
Our Office and NT government agencies are currently operating in an environment of unprecedented events related to COVID-19.This has the potential to lead to staff absences for varying reasons, staff being assigned to alternative essential duties and varied work arrangements, e.g., working remotely and, at some stage, possible closures of certain units or offices.

Christmas Closure Period

Published 20 December 2019
Please note that the Office of the Northern Territory Information Commissioner will be closed for a short period from Tuesday 24th December 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020.We wish you and your family a very safe and happy festive season.

Right to Know Day - 28 September 2019

Published 14 September 2018
Right to Know Day was first established in 2002, at a meeting of international access advocates in Sofia, Bulgaria, where it was proposed that the date be dedicated to the promotion of access to information worldwide.

Privacy Awareness Week 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Privacy Awareness Week 2019 (13 – 18 May). This year, our theme is Privacy: It's good for business!

Safer Internet Day

Published 04 February 2019
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 to help encourage a better internet, this year's theme is 'Together for a better internet'

OIC joins the Ombudsman's Office

Published 13 August 2018
The Ombudsman, Mr Peter Shoyer, has today welcomed the staff of the Office of the Information Commissioner to join his team

Privacy Awareness Week

Published 20 April 2018
Privacy Awareness Week 2018 (7 – 11 May). This year, our theme is Privacy: From Principles to Practice!

Dashboard of Comparative FOI Metrics

Published 29 November 2017
View the dashboard to compare Freedom of Information (FOI) access rights across Australia

Right to Know Day - 28 September

Published 01 January 2016
International Right to Know Day is observed each year on September 28. This day raises public awareness of everyone’s right to access government information.

Data Privacy Day - 28 January

Published 28 April 2016
Consider how your personal information is used.  Be part of the privacy movement that aims to be global.