Your privacy

Moorabool Shire Council is committed to protecting your privacy and the responsible handling of your personal information. This commitment is supported by the new laws dealing with personal information that may be collected by the Council in undertaking its statutory functions and other activities.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information

The following non-personal information is automatically recorded by our site's web server for statistical and system administration purposes:

  • The Internet Protocol number (this number is assigned to your computer when you access the Internet)
  • The domain name of the account you are using to access the internet (e.g.:,,, etc.)
  • The date and time of your visit
  • The pages you accessed and downloaded
  • The address of the last site you visited (if you linked to our site from another website)
  • The operating system you are using (e.g.: Windows NT, Mac PPC, etc.)
  • The type of browser you are using (e.g.: Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer)

We use this data to aggregate information about the length and number of visits to our site and the popularity of various areas of our website. We will not attempt to identify individuals from the above records the server automatically generates, unless it is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.

We will only use the personal information provided by you for the purposes for which it was collected and any other authorised use. The information we collect may also be used for our own planning and research purposes to improve the services to the community. We will not reveal personal information we collect to third parties, unless disclosure is required or authorised by law.

We will also protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We will utilise appropriate technologies and security methods to store the information collected and prevent unauthorised access, improper use, and unlawful or accidental destruction/loss of information.

Accessing and Updating your Personal Information

If you need to access or correct any personal information we hold about you, please email us at Please provide as much detail as you can about the particular information you need, in order to help us to retrieve it. An access fee may be charged to cover our costs of providing that information to you. In certain circumstances, we may not be required by law to provide you with access or to correct your personal information. However, if that is the case, we will give you our reasons for that decision.

Links to Other Websites

The above statements only apply to Moorabool Shire Council's website. They do not apply to any of our linked websites. Links to other relevant websites may be provided in good faith, as a community service. When you click through to one of our linked websites, we recommend you read the privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with its privacy policy and practices.

Future Changes

Moorabool Shire Council reserves the right to update this Privacy Statement to reflect technological changes, Council policy and community feedback. You should therefore refer to this statement from time to time. 

Further Information

If you have any queries or need further information regarding privacy issues, please contact:
Privacy Officer
Moorabool Shire Council
15 Stead Street, Ballan Victoria 3342
Phone: (03) 5366 7100