Copyright & Disclaimer

Commonwealth Copyright

The Department of Home Affairs encourages the dissemination and exchange of information provided on this website.

The Commonwealth of Australia owns the copyright to all material produced by this Department.  The information on the department’s Harmony Day web page is a product of the Multicultural Affairs Section, Department of Home Affairs. Copyright laws described below protect information obtained by and contained in the Section. All information contained on the Home Affairs Database will be used for authorized business purposes only.

As an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Department of Home Affairs retains the right to use copyright material in accordance with the provision of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) section 183, including where necessary the Commonwealth’s right to use copyright materials included in this database (eg, printing out material from the storage database) without infringing copyright.

For further information on the use of copyright and Conditions of use, please refer to the Department’s web site at

All material presented on this website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0 AU), with the exception of:

  • The Commonwealth Coat of Arms,
  • This Department’s logo,
  • Content supplied by third parties, and
  • Other content as specified.

The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons site as is the full legal code for the CC BY 3.0 AU licence:

Material obtained from this website is to be attributed to this Department as:

© Commonwealth of Australia

Third Party Copyright

Wherever third party hold copyright in material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party.  Their permission may be required to use the material.

This Department has made all reasonable effort to:

  • Clearly label material where the copyright is owned by a third party, and
  • Ensure that the copyright owner has consented to this material being presented on this website.

Using the Commonwealth Coat of Arms

The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It’s an Honour website.

Contact Us

Enquiries about copyright arrangements and any use of this information can be sent to us by email at



The Commonwealth accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained on this site.

Additionally, the Commonwealth disclaims all liability to any person in respect of anything, and of the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done by any such person in reliance, whether wholly or partially, upon any information presented on this site.


Material on this site is made available on the understanding that the Commonwealth is not providing professional advice.

Before relying on any of the material on this site, users should obtain appropriate professional advice.

Views and recommendations of third parties, which may also be included on this site, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other Internet sites are for your convenience. These links do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.