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.

Date last updated

Sunday 08 Dec 2019

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
  • home address
  • phone number
  • 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.

WorkSafe Privacy policy

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.

Security

We collect and use personal and health information in accordance with WorkSafe's Privacy Policy, and Privacy Statement. While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorised access, modification or deletion. We monitor for potential vulnerabilities or attacks and offer advanced security settings.

WorkSafe Privacy policy Privacy statement

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.

FOI request

Contact

If at any time you have concerns about your privacy while using your myWorkSafe account please contact us at [email protected] or call Advisory on 1800 136 089.