What we do

The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) is an independent body that reports to Parliament. We have a statutory role under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) to facilitate greater and easier access to information held by agencies.

We also assist agencies to understand their obligations under the IP Act to safeguard personal information that they hold. Agencies include Queensland government, which includes Ministers and departments, local governments, universities and hospital and health services as well as other public authorities.

Our office reviews agency decisions about access to information, mediates privacy complaints, and monitors and reports on agency compliance to Parliament.

We employ enthusiastic, energetic and effective staff and maintain a diverse and enjoyable work environment, focused on delivering a professional service and value for money outcomes for the community.

By working with us, you can make a difference by contributing to a fair, open and accountable government. You will also work with:

  • an independent statutory body that contributes consistently to improving the information and privacy rights of the broader community
  • an equal opportunity employer that values your talent, skills and knowledge and encourages you to excel.

For more information about the OIC and a copy of our organisational structure, visit Our organisation.

What we offer

Our corporate values - Focus, Innovation, Collaboration and Respect underpin our work practices and the way we engage with our staff. We have an inclusive culture and embrace health and safety, performance management and diversity. We adopt a variety of approaches when developing our people by using:

  • comprehensive induction program
  • training and development opportunities including mentoring, coaching and on the job training
  • professional, management and leadership programs

OIC is a statutory body and all staff, apart from statutory office holders, are employed under the Public Sector Act 2022. Staff enjoy many benefits including:

  • 36.25 hour working week (for full time equivalent employees and pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Flexible work arrangements including hybrid work, part-time work arrangements and purchased leave (consistent with operational requirements)
  • General leave provisions, including:
    • 4 weeks annual leave
    • 2 weeks sick leave per year
    • Long-service leave (pro-rata) after seven years
    • Leave options for carers, emergencies, critical incidents and disasters
    • Parental leave (inclusive of maternity, spousal, adoption and surrogacy leave)
  • Generous employer superannuation contribution of 12.75%
  • Salary sacrificing arrangements
  • A safe, healthy and smoke-free work environment

Equal opportunity

All people, including those from a diverse cultural background, are encouraged to apply for vacancies at OIC, including those who identify as members of the following groups:

  • People with a disability
  • People from a non-English speaking background
  • Women
  • Aboriginal people
  • Torres Strait Islander people
  • Australian South Sea Islander people.

Employee Assistance Service

We support our staff through life’s more difficult times such as grief, depression or domestic violence. We provide access to free, professional counselling to resolve those or other problems affecting work and/or personal life. This service is also available to immediate family members.


A career with us offers the opportunity to work and learn in an interesting and diverse environment. We advertise vacancies on the Queensland Government’s Smart Jobs and Careers. If you would like to work with us, contact the nominated person listed on the advertised position description for more information about our culture and working conditions.

Advertised positions