This website is jointly managed by Good Design Australia and Creative Victoria.

Creative Victoria is a Group of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR). Creative Victoria respects and values the privacy of every visitor to this website. Any personal information provided to Creative Victoria will be handled in compliance with the following legislation:

  • Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014
  • Public Records Act 1973.
  • Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
  • Health Records Act 2001.

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation and is bound by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). The NPPs are designed to protect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal information is managed. Personal information is, generally, information or an opinion relating to an individual which can be used to identify that individual.

Why do we collect personal information?
We collect personal information relating to entrants who submit entries in the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards program and other customers, suppliers, contractors to understand and meet their needs, to conduct our activities and meet legal obligations.

What personal information do we collect?
The types of personal information we may collect include contact information (such as your name, address, email address and telephone number), any feedback that you provide to us about our products and services, our website, or other matters. Good Design Australia also collects statistical information about visitors to our websites. Generally, this information cannot be used to identify particular individuals but in some circumstances, it may include a visitor’s internet protocol address, which could be linked to the individual.

How might Good Design Australia use personal information?
Generally, Good Design Australia uses personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with our products and services;
  • to respond to your queries or feedback;
  • to facilitate your participation in the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards or other related award programs;
  • to send you any communications or publications in which we think you might be interested, or which you have requested; and
  • to let you know about developments in our procedures, products, services, activities and programs that might be useful to you.

Disclosure of personal information to other parties
Good Design Australia may disclose your personal information to third parties such as our professional advisers, sponsors and partners, our external service providers that provide services to us etc. Although we seek to engage external service providers who comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, we do not accept responsibility for the misuse of personal information by these third parties. We may also disclose your personal information if it is required or authorised by law or where disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life, health or safety. We do not sell or license your personal information to third parties.

Security and management of personal information
Good Design Australia will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. If we no longer require your personal information, Good Design Australia will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify the personal information.

Links from our website to other websites
Our website may contain links to third party websites. We do not operate these websites and therefore are not responsible for the collection or handling of personal information by the operators of these websites.

Accessing the information we hold about you
Under the NPPs, you may be able to obtain a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. The NPPs provide some exceptions to your rights in this regard. To make a request to access this information, please contact us in writing. We will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. We may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying the application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.

Updating your personal information
We endeavour to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Please contact Good Design Australia at the address set out below if you believe that the information we hold about you requires changing or is out-of-date.

Sending information overseas
Good Design Australia will not send your personal information to a recipient outside Australia without obtaining your consent or otherwise complying with the NPPs.

Other information which may be collected

When you visit this website, anonymous information about your visit is recorded to assist with website administration. This statistical information does not identify individual users or tell us anything about you specifically, but it does record how visitors use our site. This information will not be used to identify individuals unless a law enforcement agency executes a warrant to inspect website activity logs. Clickstream data, cookies and web beacons are used to monitor website traffic, as outlined below.

Clickstream data

Clickstream data refers to visitor logs and statistics that provide useful information about users' online experience without identifying individuals. Typical clickstream data collected includes:

  • Your server's address;
  • Your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc.);
  • Times and dates of visits to the site;
  • Pages accessed and files downloaded;
  • Your operating system;
  • The type of browser you are using; and
  • The address of the last site you visited.

This website uses clickstream data purely for statistical purposes (such as finding out the most popular searches and the times of day the website is used most and least) without identifying individual users.


A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies may give the server information about a computer's identity and website visiting patterns and preferences. This website does not use cookies to identify individual users.

Web beacons

A web beacon records web page usage statistics. This website uses web beacons to collect clickstream data, but does not use web beacons to identify individual users.

Are there any risks to my privacy?

Although we have implemented measures to protect the privacy of any personal information you submit online, you should also be aware that there are risks in transmitting information across the Internet. While we strive to protect your privacy, we cannot ensure the security of information transmitted to us online and individuals submit it at their own risk. If you are concerned about sending sensitive material to us over the Internet, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.

Updates to this Policy
This Privacy Policy will be reviewed from time to time to take account of new laws and technology, changes to our operations and practices and the changing business environment.

Contact usTo discuss any privacy concerns or request access or other changes to the personal information we hold about you, please contact Creative Victoria on 03 8683 3100 or email

If your request for access or correction is simple and only relates to you Creative Victoria or Good Design Australia may be able to process it informally. Where informal access or correction cannot be provided (for example, if this would compromise another persons' privacy or relates to a commercial activity) you will be required to make a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please contact DJPR FOI Manager on (03) 8392 6244 or email

To find out more about DJPR's Information Privacy Policy visit the Privacy webpage or email