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  • Alcoa (Portland Aluminium Smelter) Act 1980
  • Audit Act 1994
  • Borrowing & Investment Powers Act 1987
  • Charter of Human Rights & Responsibilities Act 2006
  • Electricity Industry Act 2000 (Vic)
  • Electricity Industry (Residual Provisions) Act 1993
  • Equal Opportunity Act 2010
  • Financial Management Act 1994
  • Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Health Records Act 2001
  • National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act 1985
  • Ombudsman Act 1973
  • Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014
  • Protected Disclosure Act 2012
  • Public Administration Act 2004
  • Public Records Act 1973
  • State Electricity Commission Act 1958
  • Victorian Industry Participation Policy Act 2003



The State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) is committed to respecting the rights of individuals to privacy of their personal information. Any personal information collected by the SECV will be handled in compliance with the Information Privacy Act 2000 (IPA).

Personal Information

Personal Information means any information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database) that is recorded in any form and whether true or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be

When and why Personal Information is collected

The SECV as a supplier of electricity collects personal information about suppliers, staff of the aluminium smelters, contractors and its own staff.  The personal information is collected to facilitate the efficient conduct of its business.

Ensuring Personal Information is up to date and accurate

The SECV will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it collects is accurate, complete and up-to date. The SECV relies on individuals to provide accurate and current information and to notify it when circumstances or details may change.

Adoption of Information Privacy Principles

The SECV has adopted the Information Privacy Principles as detailed in the IPA. Broadly the SECV will:

  • Collect only information which is necessary for one or more of its functions
  • Store it securely, protecting it from unauthorised access and to destroy it when it is no longer needed
  • Ensure that the person supplying the information knows why the information is collected and how it will be handled
  • Provide people with access to their own personal information and permit people to seek corrections
  • Use and disclose it only for the primary or a directly related purpose, or for another purpose with the persons consent (unless otherwise required, permitted or authorised by law)

Further Information

For general privacy issue queries please contact: the Privacy Officer, whose details can be found on the Contact Us page.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to the SECV

You can make a request yourself, or you can authorise another person to make a request on your behalf.  This can be done by writing a letter to the FOI officer, or by downloading and completing the application form at the bottom of this page.


Further Information

For further information about Freedom of Information, please visit

Protected Disclosure

Protected Disclosure Act 2012

Purpose of this act

A valid request must be:

  1. To encourage and facilitate disclosures of:

    Improper conduct by public officers, public bodies and other persons; and Detrimental action taken in reprisal for a person making a disclosure under this Act;

  2. To provide protection for:

    Persons who make those disclosures; and Persons who may suffer detrimental action in reprisal for those disclosures; and

  3. To provide for the confidentiality of the content of those disclosures and the identity of persons who make those disclosures.


SECV is committed to the aims and objectives of the Protected Disclosure Act 2012. It does not tolerate improper conduct by its staff, nor the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.

The SECV recognises the value of transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices and supports the making of disclosures which reveal corrupt conduct, conduct involving a substantial mismanagement of public resources or conduct involving a substantial risk to public health and safety or the environment.

The SECV will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make such disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for the making of the disclosure. It will also afford natural justice to the person who is the subject of the disclosure.


Disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action by the SECV or its employees, may be made to the following:

Huw Davies

Protected Disclosure Coordinator

SECV, GPO Box 2765 Melbourne VIC 3001

Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission

GPO Box 24234 Melbourne Vic 3000