The Office of the Information Commissioner (the Office/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:
For more information on the OIC and our functions visit About us.
Our corporate values - Focus, Innovation, Collaboration and Respect underpin our work practices and the way we engage with our staff and stakeholders. We have an inclusive culture and embrace health and safety, performance management, diversity and leadership. We adopt a variety of approaches when developing our people by using:
OIC officers are employed under the Queensland Public Service Act 2008, and enjoy the same benefits as the Queensland Public Service employees including:
As an equal opportunity employer, we select people on their skills, knowledge and abilities, and the specific requirements of the position. All people including those from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply for vacancies in the OIC including those who identify as members of the following groups:
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 website. If you are thinking of joining us, contact the person listed on the advertised role description to find more about our culture and working conditions.