The Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor (OWHSP) is committed to protecting privacy. We collect and manage personal information in line with the eleven (11) Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IPA) and as described on this page, except where stated otherwise.

Information we may request

We may ask you to provide personal information including your name, address, phone number, email address, age, gender, your employer, and your position title.

We will only do this:

  • to meet your needs (e.g. answer a question, provide a service)
  • to meet our needs (e.g. to conduct and defend proceedings)
  • if required by law.

Use and disclosure of personal information

The OWHSP is a law enforcement agency (LEA) under the IPA and can disclose certain personal information to a relevant entity. For example, the OWHSP may seek criminal history checks of defendants or witnesses in proceedings it is conducting.

We will not add you to a mailing list or give your personal information to third parties without your consent, unless required by law (e.g. as referred to above).

Our privacy principles apply to emails as well.

The OWHSP is supported by the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) with a range of administrative services, including ICT.

OIR’s internet service provider or information technology staff may monitor email traffic for system trouble shooting and maintenance purposes only.


OIR use cookies to collect anonymous statistical information, including:

  • your browser, computer platform and screen resolution
  • your traffic patterns through our site, such as:
    • the date and time of your visit
    • the pages and documents accessed
    • the website you visited before ours
    • your server address.

OIR do not identify users or any browser activity outside this website, except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may have a warrant to inspect activity logs.

Website analytics

OIR use Google Analytics to gather anonymous information about visitors to our website. When you visit our web pages, your browser automatically sends anonymous information to Google. Examples of the information include the web address of the page that you're visiting, your IP address and demographic information. Google may also use cookies.

OIR use this data to analyse the pages that are visited, to improve your experience and make sure our website is useful.

You can read more about how Google uses data. You can choose not to allow Google to collect your information by opting out of Google Analytics.


Parts of this site transmit information securely across the internet. However, this is not always feasible. We recognise that there may be risks transmitting information across the internet. We will notify you where personal information is not transmitted securely.

Where this site contains links to other Queensland Government agencies' websites, the privacy or security terms set out there will apply to the material on the websites.

Where this site contains links to non-Queensland Government websites, the Queensland Government is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of any such websites.

More information

Contact us via if you would like to know more about information privacy.

To request access to information read our right to information section.