Compliant Document Destruction

Shred On Site Melbourne and Shred On Site Geelong specialise in shredding your confidential documents ON SITE and ensure you have policies and procedures to comply with the Federal Government’s Privacy Amendment (Enhancement Privacy Protection) Act 2012. The Privacy Act now has penalties of $1.7 million for breaches for non-compliant document destruction.

At Shred On Site, we are fully conversant with the new Privacy Act and the requirements around document destruction. Australian Privacy Principal 11 (APP 11) explains how a business needs to take reasonable steps to protect Personal Information from misuse, interference and loss, as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Directors, owners and/or senior managers of a company need to securely destroy or de-identify the Personal Information they hold once the information is no longer needed for any purpose for which the information may be used or disclosed under the Australian Privacy Act.

An exception is where information must be retained by law or a court/tribunal order. Destruction takes place on site with all documents shredded before they leave your premises. (This service is provided on a regular basis through Shred On Site Pty Ltd.)

Shred On Site Customer Induction Program

All new customers of Shred On Site are provided with a comprehensive customer induction program which includes advice on the day-to-day management of confidential documents and how to set up a compliant document destruction process.

This process includes a range of steps including:

1. Develop a Privacy Policy

Write a company policy on how you manage the process of destroying personal information. This could be extended to include a ‘shred all’ policy to cover commercially sensitive information as well.

A business is responsible for personal information from creation to destruction, even if the destruction process is conducted by a third party at another location. Include that this is the reason why your business has chosen an ‘on site’ destruction service where all documents are destroyed BEFORE they leave your business premises.

2. Document the Procedure

Document the procedure that your employees will follow to identify, store and then destroy personal information. Explain how all redundant documents are placed in a locked security bin and shredded on site by a trained and experienced third party (i.e. Shred On Site Pty Ltd).

3. Train Your Employees

Organise a meeting to discuss this compliant policy and explain the destruction process. Include the compliant document destruction process in the induction for all new employees.

Invite employees to bring in their own confidential documents from home that they no longer need to keep. This is a great opportunity for them to see the importance of this service and to protect them from potential identity theft as well.

4. Have a Regular On Site Document Destruction Service

Keep each Certificate of Destruction to prove your business has taken reasonable steps by using a regular (e.g. weekly, fortnightly or monthly) on site compliant document destruction service.

Call Now for Advice on How to Set Up a Compliant Document Destruction Program

If you have privacy concerns or if privacy compliance is important to your business, then we can help. Call us now on 1300 55 88 76 to find out how.

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As a retired Marriage Celebrant, I had much personal information in relation to hundreds of former clients, which needed to be securely disposed destroyed. I didn't have enough to justify a truck coming to my house, so I took the documents to the Shred On Site office and met very helpful Joshua who organised their destruction. I definitely recommend this company, and will use their services again in the future.
As a retired Marriage Celebrant, I had much personal information in relation to hundreds of former clients, which needed to be securely disposed destroyed. I didn't have enough to justify a truck coming to my house, so I took the documents to the Shred On Site office and met very helpful Joshua who organised their destruction. I definitely recommend this company, and will use their services again in the future.
Great service! Shred on Site made the task of disposing of old files and paperwork super easy. I received a confirmation email with the time the driver would arrive and he arrived exactly on time Friendly and efficient service, highly recommend.
I could not recommend this service more highly! 8 years of tax returns, personal medical docs was weighing us down. Shred On Site were incredibly accommodating on dates and times and literally provide service at your front door. The price point was excellent also. Was like a Marie Kondo 'spark joy' moment. Thanks so much, Lisa & Steve
We were very happy with the Shred on Site Service. We had several boxes of material to be shredded. Mike arrived on time and cheerfully tipped everything in to a Shred on Site Bin and promptly wheeled it to his truck. The material was being shredded as Mike filled out his invoice and the job was paid for. Very Efficient service, I would without any hesitation use their service again. Thanks Mike for an excellent, positive experience.
Excellent service. Arrived on time. No need to sort paper , plastic or ring binders. All shredded while you watch. Great way to get rid of those old personal files
Service is exactly as advertised. Easy connection to set up an appointment. Appointment made next day with text reminder and call on approach - very helpful in getting boxes ready for destruction. Thought I only had 2 boxes - after the team members arrived, I realised I had 5 which was no problem for them to accomodate. Out of date but sensitive documentation which they handled and shredded appropriately. Cost was very reasonable, even with the unplanned extras. Service - both from the admin office and team members who arrived - was excellent. I will be using them again for future document shredding and their expanded service offering covering electronic waste, knowing that it will be handled sensitively and efficiently.
Service is exactly as advertised. Easy connection to set up an appointment. Appointment made next day with text reminder and call on approach - very helpful in getting boxes ready for destruction. Thought I only had 2 boxes - after the team members arrived, I realised I had 5 which was no problem for them to accomodate. Out of date but sensitive documentation which they handled and shredded appropriately. Cost was very reasonable, even with the unplanned extras. Service - both from the admin office and team members who arrived - was excellent. I will be using them again for future document shredding and their expanded service offering covering electronic waste, knowing that it will be handled sensitively and efficiently.
fabulous service. on time, helpful, courteous, efficient. gave us great peace of mind that all our parent's documents and floppy disks were securely destroyed. thank you so much
Great work. Turned up on time. Very pleasant. Good value.
Shred on site were brilliant. Efficient, very helpful and pleasant to deal with.They answered my email enquiry within the day by phone, I made an appointment time for the van to come to my home for the following week.It arrived on time with a pleasant driver. I watched my documents shredded. They also took away an old printer and phone fax. I highly recommend this service and will use it again.
Great service. 15 years of company accounts gone. I feel cleansed. The truck came. The bin was wheeled in, filled and then all my confidential files were eaten by the truck. Good riddance!!Thankyou ShredOnSite.
This is a great service. They kept me informed of the process, arrived on time and answered the questions I asked. I only had a few cartons but I was treated as if I was a large business. Thank you Shred on Site.
Great service, fast and assured. A fantastic way to deal with all those confidential documents you don't want to have to sort!
Shred on Site did an amazing job shredding 40 years of paperwork and cardboard after closing our drafting business. Great value for money.very efficient, fast and clean. Great for peace of mind. Thank you.
I have used this company both business and personal shredding. All times customer service was excellent and they were oh so helpful. I found the pricing reasonable and have been more than very satisfied with their procedures. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
come right to where the paperwork was boxed. destruction in front of me. Very quick and no mess at all. polite and professional
Great service, we used to use this company for our business shredding when we lived in Melbourne. We now live in a coastal town but were able to meet the truck on it's mobile rounds and have our shredding down in about 5 minutes! Extremely convenient, friendly and easy to organise.
This was so easy to arrange and communication with company was spot on. Everything was as promised. It was cheaper as a one off to take our documents to a site where they had a regular commitment. A quick call to say they would be there in 20 mins. and it was all done. Wouldn’t hesitate to use again or recommend.

Why Choose Shred On Site?

We are a mobile document shredding & destruction company that specialises in shredding confidential documents on-site for total security and peace of mind. All shredded paper is 100% recycled. We provide one-off and regular services.

  • Shred at your Premises
  • Total Security and Peace of Mind
  • Privacy Law Compliant
  • 100% Recycled
  • Cost Effective