This disclaimer relates to the dissemination and exchange of information on the NSW Government website

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The NSW Government is committed to enhancing the public availability, dissemination and exchange of information. The NSW Government website (www.nsw.gov.au) enables you to quickly and easily access information on the Internet in relation to topics of relevance to New South Wales and its residents.

Quality of information

The NSW Government website is made up of, for the most part, hypertext links to other Internet sites which contain information collated and presented by government agencies, third-party organisations and individuals.

This website is presented by the State of New South Wales for the purpose of disseminating information free-of-charge for the benefit of the public.

Information on this website is provided as general information only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a qualified professional.

Users of this website should use their own skill and judgment in using information on this website and carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of such information. Users should take steps to independently verify the information on this website and, where appropriate, seek professional advice.

If there is any material that you consider to be misleading or inaccurate, please let us know so that it may be corrected if necessary.

Website security

Users should be aware that the internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from the website may be intercepted or altered in transit, including through the use of viruses. The State of New South Wales does not guarantee the security of this website or that all material available on this website is free from viruses. Users are advised to exercise care and discretion in the information they choose to make available on or through this website and to take adequate precautions to protect against viruses that may interfere with or damage your technical devices, hardware, software or data.

Links to external sites

This website contains links to other websites. These links have been included on this website with the intention of increasing the information available to you. If you use these links, you may leave this website. The State of New South Wales has no control over linked websites, and as a result:

  • we make no guarantees in relation to the security of linked websites and do not accept liability in relation to security issues arising should you choose to visit those websites;
  • we do not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur if you rely on information which appears on linked websites;
  • when you visit a linked website, you will be subject to the privacy policy of that website and will no longer be subject to the Privacy Statement for the NSW Government website;
  • we are not responsible for the views, opinions, standards or information expressed on linked websites. The provision of a link does not imply that the State of New South Wales endorses those websites or the people or companies who own them, and vice versa.

The providers of the linked websites often have their own applicable terms of service, protocols and standards in relation to their websites and the information which appears at them. Users of the linked websites should familiarise themselves with those terms of service, protocols and standards.

The State of New South Wales:

  • does not warrant or accept any liability in relation to the quality, operability or accuracy of the information accessed on and through this website;
  • does not accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked website;
  • does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense whether direct, indirect consequential or special, incurred by, or arising by reason of, any person using or relying on the materials which appear on or are accessed through this website and whether caused by reason of any error, omission or misrepresentation in the material or otherwise;
  • does not warrant that the material accessed on or through this website is free of computer viruses or other contamination;
  • does not warrant that any third party material on external linked websites does not infringe third party intellectual property rights.

The NSW Government website displays custom Google Maps. Under the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service, if you access, download or use Google Maps/Google Earth, you are bound by the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service, including the Google Privacy Policy.

The NSW Government website has been designed and made available as an Internet search tool only. As such you should be aware that the information you obtain from your NSW Government search will depend upon the search topic and method that you use. Similarly, the NSW Government website is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, the ultimate and complete source of information on any particular topic.

Bearing in mind the importance of freedom of expression to our democratic society, the NSW Government does not endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information expressed at the linked websites. Similarly, you should not interpret the absence of a link from the NSW Government website to any particular third-party website as a criticism or comment by the NSW Government on the provider or content of that website.

The links which appear at the NSW Government website have been set up as an information source only and with the NSW Government's desire to promote multiculturalism, tolerance and diversity in our society in mind. As such, you should appreciate that despite the efforts of the NSW Government to review and assess the suitability of the linked websites, some material which appears at those websites may cause offence or upset to some users. The NSW Government regrets any such offence or upset caused.

Third party intellectual property

This website contains third party material and provides access to third party material which may or may not be identified. Wherever a third party holds 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.

You must check and comply with the licensing information for each item of material that you wish to use. This may require you to contact the relevant agency to confirm whether the material is licensed pursuant to a Creative Commons licence or the third party copyright owner for permission to use the material.

Google Translator Disclaimer

​​​To increase the ​accessibility of information for readers who are not proficient in English, the nsw.gov.au website has an automated translation service for your convenience using translation software powered by Google Translate. Google requires that nsw.gov.au provide the following disclaimer relating to these translations.

"This service may contain translations powered by Google. Google disclaims all warranties related to the translations, expressed or implied, including any warranties of accuracy, reliability, and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

For these translations, reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators.

These translations are provided as a service to users of the nsw.gov.au website, and are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or correctness of any of these translations made from English into any other language. Some content (such as images, videos, Flash, etc.) may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software.

Any discrepancies or differences created in translating this content from English into another language are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance, enforcement, or any other purpose. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in these translations, please refer to the English version of the website."

Links to the NSW Government website

If you plan to create a link to this website, please follow these guidelines:

  • links to the NSW Government website (www.nsw.gov.au) should preferably be to the homepage or other high level page. Linking other pages may pose some risk, as the page to which you link may move or become unavailable;
  • the correct name for the website is ‘NSW Government’. 
  • the NSW Government logo is subject to copyright and may only be used with permission. It cannot be used for web linking purposes (see Copyright notice);
  • the NSW Government website should be opened in a new window and not within a frame of your own branding;
  • you must not use the link to provide, or in any way imply, endorsement by the NSW Government, of your organisation, services or products;
  • you must not pass off content from this website as your own. This includes copying or re-using parts of the website (see Copyright notice).

Images of people now deceased

The NSW Government is aware that many Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are offended by the depiction of deceased members of their communities. While we have made every effort to ensure that only pictures of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders still living are used on this website, visitors to the website are warned that it may contain images of people now deceased. Please let us know if you know of the death of any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person depicted on this website.

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