Privacy information

The release of any personal information concerning students, including their names or addresses, must be in accordance with the department’s Privacy and Information Sharing policy, Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).

Parents/carers’ consent for the release of information to the Department of Transport and Planning must be obtained during the school’s enrolment processes and when completing the Application for Permission to Travel form.

This information is used for the planning and operating of transport services. Schools must only use personal information for the purpose detailed above or when required by law.

Personal information must be managed and stored in accordance with the department’s Information Security – InfoSafe policy.

Guidance chapter setting out privacy information relevant to the School Bus Program

Reviewed 06 October 2023

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