myWorkSafe and Dangerous Goods driver licence privacy collection statement
This notice sets out what type of information we collect about you, why we are collecting it, who we might share it with and how to contact us.
Dangerous Goods driver licence applicants
Personal and / or health information collected by WorkSafe in connection with your Dangerous Goods driver licence application will be used for the purpose of assessing this and any associated applications.
This includes your:
date of birth
driver licence number
proof of identity documents (only where Service Victoria identity checks fail)
proof of passing a WorkSafe approved test or course by a Registered Training Organisation
demerit point extract and conviction report for at least the last five years, dated no more than six months prior to your application
information to determine your suitability to hold the licence
The information collected may also be used in the administration and enforcement of legislation administered by WorkSafe, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Dangerous Goods Act 1985, the administration and evaluation of WorkSafe's programs generally and for law enforcement functions and legal proceedings.
WorkSafe may disclose personal and / or health information for public health and safety purposes. It may disclose that information to other government agencies, including emergency services, law enforcement and security agencies, including Victoria Police. WorkSafe may also disclose personal and/or health information to its contractors and agents, to a court or tribunal, to other regulatory agencies and to any person authorised to whom it relates, or by law, to obtain it.
WorkSafe may disclose a person's licence status to employers, prospective employers or members of the public who wish to check this status. Your details may also be disclosed to government agencies such as AUSTRAC.
Collection of your personal and / or health information may be required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 or Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and associated Regulations. If you do not provide any or all of the information your application may not be accepted or processed.
You may access your personal information held by WorkSafe by contacting the Freedom of Information and Privacy Team. Subject to certain exceptions you may request access to your personal information. If access is denied, the law says we must tell you why.
myWorkSafe account holders
What personal information we collect
We are collecting your name and email address plus analytics data when you register as a user and use our online services. We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and only collect information about you if it is necessary to fulfill our functions and conduct our online activities. It is not possible to offer these services to you anonymously.
Why we are collecting it
We collect your name and email address (mandatory) and mobile phone number (optional) to create your account.
If you decide to complete a linked user survey, we will also keep a copy of your answers to analyse responses and improve service delivery.
We also collect certain information by automated means when you use our online services, such as website visitor numbers and the pages you click on. By collecting this information, we learn how to optimise the platform and improve your experience. We collect this data through various means, including the use of "cookies" and IP addresses. We will use the information you provide when you create your account to pre-fill your details if you complete another transaction with us, such as apply for a licence.
Who we might share it with
We will share your name and the email address you provided on sign-up with your employer and your colleagues (current and future) who register for a myWorkSafe Account.
We will also share your data with third parties engaged to provide services to WorkSafe Victoria.
Employers can connect with employees and suppliers who hold myWorkSafe accounts and share their business profile information with them. If you are invited to access a business profile through your myWorkSafe account your name and email address will be visible to all account holders connected with that business. Employers must be authorised to share this data on your behalf before they do so and must confirm this authorisation with WorkSafe.
If you change jobs, you or your employer can disable access to business accounts you are connected with. If you wish to have your personal details de-identified or no longer want to use myWorkSafe, please contact WorkSafe Advisory on 1800 136 089.
What rights you have over your data
You may request a copy of the documents held as part of your myWorkSafe account under Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation.
If at any time you have concerns about your privacy while using your myWorkSafe account please contact us at [email protected] or contact Advisory.
WorkSafe Advisory Service
WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.