Last updated 11 August 2016

Providers are governed not only by the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) (Aged Care Act) but also the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in relation to residents’ personal information.

Generally, personal information must not be used for any purpose other than relating to the provision of aged care services to the resident by the provider or for the purpose for which the resident gave the information.