The Australian Government Department of the Environment is responsible for the development and ongoing operation of the Department of the Environment web site.

The Department of the Environment web site is presented by the Commonwealth for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public.

The Commonwealth monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly.

However, the Commonwealth does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the use of or reliance on any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

In particular and without limit to the generality of the above:

  1. the Commonwealth does not guarantee that access to or the supply of, any material or other feature on this website will be continuous, uninterrupted or free from error;
  2. information provided in publications of the Australian Government is considered to be true and correct at the time of publication. Changes in the circumstances after time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information and the Commonwealth gives no assurance as to the accuracy of any information or advice contained.

The Commonwealth recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this web site and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website for their purposes.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The material on this website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Security of the Department of the Environment website

The Department of the Environment applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

You should report any suspicious or unauthorised activity relating to your use of environment.gov.au by contacting us. This will help us make environment.gov.au as secure as we can.

This website contains links to other websites that are external to the Department of the Environment. The Department of the Environment takes reasonable care in linking websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked websites, the changes that may occur to the content on those websites, or the security arrangements applying to those websites. It is the responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and completeness of information contained on linked external websites.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those websites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those websites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

We make every reasonable effort to maintain links to current and accurate information. Please contact us to report any broken links.

Social media

When you use the department's social media channels you are using an external site.  Each site has its own guidelines and legal policies and you are bound by their terms and conditions of use. We encourage you to read this information before participating in social media activities.

The department does not endorse, and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using that site. The views expressed by any employees, agencies associated with the department, external service providers and the public are strictly those of the individual. Unless acknowledged as being endorsed by the department they do not reflect the views, opinions, policy or experience of the department.

Links to external websites, social media profiles, videos or images are provided for convenience and reference. These sites and their content are not under the control of the department. The inclusion of any link or reference does not imply endorsement of that website, service or person by the department. The department is not responsible for the information or accuracy of external sites and is not liable for any loss or inconvenience arising from their use.


Will you respond to my tweets?

It is the Department’s policy not to respond to tweets. If you require a response to an enquiry or further information about any of our tweets, please email ciu@environment.gov.au

Will you follow me on Twitter?

The Department follows organisations and individuals involved with or actively discussing matters that relate to the environment portfolio and relevant media outlets. Individuals and organisations choosing to follow @envirogov will not necessarily be followed in return.


The identities and contact details of those following or using the department's social media accounts are not recorded unless users choose to voluntarily provide this information. Contact information will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided.

For more details, view the department's privacy policy. Please also note that each social media channel has a privacy policy and guidelines for usage.

Linking to the Department of the Environment website

Linking to any material on this website is permitted, provided that the link is not done in a manner that might mislead or deceive any person, and providing that the links are made at your full expense and responsibility. You must not:

  • imply that the Australian Government endorses the website or product
  • use Department of the Environment content solely for commercial practices
  • alter any of the website's contents
  • change the content of the material technically (e.g. the material is presented in a frame and users are unable to determine the location of the original material)
  • contravene government policy
  • provide a link to the Department of the Environment website from a site that is not in the public interest.

Contact us

The Department of the Environment website has been developed with usability principles as a main driver of design. We are always keen to receive ideas and feedback from our users, so if you have any comments or questions 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