You may decide to use video surveillance at your workplace to

  • discourage criminal activity
  • provide extra security
  • ensure the safety of your employees and customers
  • increase employee productivity and job performance

Best practice tips


If you're thinking about installing video surveillance, our tips will help you follow best practice.

  • Tell your staff and new employees in writing about the surveillance devices.
  • Clearly explain your expectations of staff in the workplace and their responsibility for upholding the organisation's privacy obligations.
  • Ensure all cameras are clearly visible place signs at every entrance to let staff and customers know of the surveillance.
  • Make sure you don't install cameras in private areas such as fitting rooms, shower areas, toilets or change rooms.

Privacy and surveillance laws


Did you know that you need to consider the privacy laws if you have video surveillance in your workplace?

Go to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website to find out more about privacy laws. There are also specific privacy and surveillance laws for states and territories.