Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 to establish the Children's eSafety Commissioner (CeSC) commenced on 1 July 2015. The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Act 2017 passed Parliament and came into effect on 23 June 2017. A subsequent change in remit expanded the Commissioner’s role to promotion of online safety for all Australians and not just children. This led to the establishing legislation being renamed the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015, and the Children’s eSafety Commissioner becoming the eSafety Commissioner. The eSafety Commissioner is an independent statutory office supported by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2015

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Commissioner Ms. Julie Inman Grant 16 January 2017 15 January 2022

Other boards and structures

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