The release of any personal information concerning students, including their names or addresses, must be in accordance with the 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). The principal should obtain the consent of parents/carers for the release of information during the school’s enrolment process and when applying for travel.
In completing the application to travel, parents/carers are providing informed consent to the use of their or their child’s residential information for the purpose of planning and operating transport services. Parents/carers should be made aware their residential information may be disclosed to other families as the address for a central pick-up point.
Schools must only use personal information for the purpose detailed above or when required by law.
Reviewed 11 June 2020