Australian Government departments are obliged by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to ensure that online information and services are accessible by people with disabilities. Departments are also required to make online resources accessible to people with technical constraints, such as older browsers and lower speed Internet connections.
This website aims to conform to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) .
This website has been developed to display adequately on all commonly used browsers and to work effectively with accessibility hardware and/or software. Although it is designed for an 800 x 600 screen resolution, this site will scale to both higher and lower screen resolutions.
For technical reasons and to meet some legal requirements, this web site has a limited number of documents that cannot be provided in HTML or other alternative formats. In such cases, contact details have been provided for the supply of alternative formats.
If you encounter accessibility difficulties with the Department of the Environment website, please contact us:
Department of the Environment Website Manager
Australian Government Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
phone: +61 2 6274 1111