DACAS is provided by Turning Point, a national addiction treatment centre dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based treatment to people affected by alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours, integrated with world-leading research and education. 

Turning Point is part of Eastern Health, one of Australia’s largest metropolitan public health services. All Australian health services are required to comply with legislation and regulations, which protect the use and disclosure of personal information. DACAS also complies with Australian privacy legislation and standards, safe-guarding your information. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards in protecting the privacy of our service users.

View Eastern Health’s full privacy statement here

Collection of information and privacy protection

DACAS makes every effort to adhere to the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites developed by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.

Information collected by DACAS will comply with Information Privacy Principles, particularly principles 1 to 3, 10 and 11. Stated simply these principles are:

  • Principle 1: Collection of information must be lawful and fair
  • Principle 2: Informing people why information is collected
  • Principle 3: Ensuring personal information collected is of good quality and not too intrusive
  • Principle 10: Limiting the use of personal information to the purpose for which it was obtained
  • Principle 11: Preventing the disclosure of personal information outside the agency.

Your email address

DACAS will record your email address if you send us a message by email, or opt to provide your email address when completing the feedback form. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. Your email address will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific request in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Queries, concerns and further information

If you have any queries, concerns or require further information relating to your privacy, please email us directly with these at [email protected]