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Licensing of website material

The Department of the Environment (the Department) encourages the dissemination and exchange of public sector information provided on this website on an open and reusable basis.

The Commonwealth of Australia owns the copyright in all material produced by the Department.

All material presented on this website is available for use subject to the terms of the Department's disclaimer and under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of:

The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons website, as is the full legal code for the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

Creative Commons License

The Department's social media channels

The Department may use social media channels for communicating with the public, including Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, YouTube channels and blogs. Subject to the terms of use of the particular channels and except where otherwise stated:


Material obtained from this website and in which copyright is owned by the Commonwealth of Australia is to be attributed as:

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013.

Where an individual is identified as the author or creator of material on this website, you should attribute that individual as the author or creator in accordance with the moral rights provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Note that this requirement is in addition to attributing the material to the copyright owner, i.e. the Commonwealth of Australia or a consenting third party (as the case may be).

Third party copyright

Wherever a third party owns copyright in material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material and you should contact that party directly.

The Department has made all reasonable efforts to:

No circumvention of terms

You must check and comply with the licensing information for each piece of material that you wish to use. This may require you to contact the Department or the third party copyright owner for permission to use the material. You may also use any material in accordance with rights you may have under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), for example under the fair dealing provisions or statutory licences.

Use of material in a way not permitted by this copyright notice may be an infringement of copyright. Infringing copyright may expose you to legal action by, and liability to, the copyright owner.

Using the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia

Information about the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia and a link to the terms of use produced by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet are available from the It's an Honour website.

Using the Department's logo

The Department's logo is a registered trademark of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The logo must not be used without the prior, specific, written permission of the Commonwealth of Australia. If you wish to seek permission, please contact the Department.

Contact us

For any enquiries about this notice, please contact:

Public Affairs
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2610
Telephone: +61 2 6274 1111
Email: public.affairs@environment.gov.au