Information Classification Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all WA health system entities, as defined in this Policy.

Description: The purpose of the Information Classification Policy is to provide a consistent approach across the WA health system for the classification of information assets by outlining the minimum requirements and responsibilities of WA health system entities. The minimum information classification requirements prescribed in this Policy align with the Western Australian Government Information Classification Policy and Cabinet Handbook.


This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Information Management Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(k) of the Health Services Act 2016.


This Policy is also a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.


This Policy supersedes OD 0537/14 Information Classification Policy.

Date of effect: 04 December 2020

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