The Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) values your privacy and is committed to protecting personal information it collects.

This website, and all other websites management by the PPWCMA, comply with the Privacy and Data Protection Bill 2014 and its Information Privacy Principles. PPWCMA websites do not collect, use or disclose personal information other than information you choose to provide.

Information collected

The PPWCMA website does not collect, use or disclose personal information (being information capable of identifying you as an individual) other than information you choose to provide. For example, through online databases and emails you submit via this website.

Visitor logs are used on this site for statistical purposes only and include your server’s address, top level domain name (eg .com, .gov .au), date and time of visit, pages downloaded and browser used. No attempt is made to identify users or browsing activity. This information is only used to update and improve this website.


PPWCMA may use cookies (small data files that are sent to a user’s computer to record aspect of that user’s experience of the site) from time to time to improve the operation of the site but will not involve the collection of personal information.

Use and disclosure of information

Any personal information provided by you will only be used and disclosed for the purpose for which you provided the information. PPWCMA will only use or disclose your personal information for a secondary purpose with your consent or where the Privacy and Data Protection Bill 2014 otherwise authorises the use or disclose by law.


The PPWCMA has implemented security measures to protect the personal information that it has under its control. However, users of this website should be aware that there are risks in transmitting information on the internet, and that the PPWCMA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to the PPWCMA online. Users transmit information to the PPWCMA via this website at their own risk. Once any personal information comes into the PPWCMA’s possession, the PPWCMA will take reasonable steps to protect it from misuse or loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Email addresses

The PPWCMA will only record your email address for the purpose of replying to specific enquiries made by you. They will not be used or stored for any unrelated purpose or disclosed to third parties.

Any other contact details you provide will only be retained where:

• We provide you with a response to a request
• You provide us with information as part of a transactions with the PPWCMA
• You agree to be placed on our mailing list for newsletters or other information.


To seek access to your personal information held by PPWCMA, or to correct or update your personal information, please use the Privacy Access Application Form and send it to us at or mail the completed form to:

Privacy Officer
Level 1, 454-472 Nepean Hwy
Frankston Vic 3199

Making a complaint

Should you wish to make a complaint about the handling of your personal information by the PPWCMA under the Privacy and Data Protection Bill 2014, please complete the Privacy Complaint Form here and send it to us at or mail the completed form to:

Privacy Officer
Level One, 454-472 Nepean Hwy
Frankston Vic 3199

Further information

For more general information on how the PPWCMA seeks to protect your privacy, including handling your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Privacy information can also be obtained through viewing the Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner website.


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