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Copyright for original material on this website is held by the State of New South Wales (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) unless otherwise stated.

This website contains information, data, documents, pages and images (“the material”) prepared by the NSW Government Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (the Department) and third parties.

The State of New South Wales, operating through the Department, supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of publicly funded information and endorses the use of the Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Framework (AusGOAL).

Unless otherwise stated, all Department material available on this website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Terms and conditions of the licence can be viewed at Creative Commons.

Attribution

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We also request that you observe and retain any copyright or related notices that may accompany this material as part of the attribution.

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The Creative Commons licence does not apply to:

  • the State’s Coat of Arms, New South Wales Government logo, Department logo, and any other trademarks, symbols, logos and brands of the State of NSW or any Department or agency of the State (unless incidentally reproduced in using an unaltered document under Creative Commons licence)
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  • court judgements
  • legislation.

Crown copyright information and permission

Send enquiries about Crown copyright or use of NSW State Arms, Symbols or Emblems (other than as permitted by the Creative Commons licence) to the Department of Justice - Ministerial and Parliamentary Services unit, Locked Bag 5111, Parramatta NSW 2124.

The Creative Commons licence does not apply to:

  • the Government Coat of Arms, New South Wales Government logo, OEH logo, or any other government-owned trademarks, logos and brands.
  • trade marks
  • intellectual property (including copyright) owned by third parties including photographs, illustrations, artwork, oral recordings and maps.
  • personal information (e.g. photographs of people released for use in OEH publishing and social media only).
  • other materials specifically not provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

Enquiries relating to Crown copyright or use of NSW State Arms, Symbols or Emblems (other than as permitted by the Creative Commons licence) should be addressed to the Department of Justice - Ministerial and Parliamentary Services unit, Locked Bag 5111, Parramatta NSW 2124.

You must check and comply with the licensing information for each piece of material that you want to use. This may require you to contact DPIE 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.

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. DPIE has made all reasonable efforts to:

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

As far as practicable, material for which the copyright is owned by a third party will be clearly labelled. Excluded material can only be used under the specific terms of use attached to that material. If you want to use this material in a manner that is not covered by those specific terms of use, you must request permission from the copyright owner of the material. Please contact the Manager, Content, Brand and Design.

Images and other material supplied by the Image Library must be used according to the terms and conditions specified.

As use of DPIE-owned trademarks, logos and brands often implies endorsement, these can't be used without the express permission of the organisation.

To request permission, contact the Manager, Content, Brand and Design.

DPIE 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:

  • you may use all material posted by us on these channels under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia licence, and
  • material posted by any person other than DPIE, such as public users of DPIE's social media channels, is deemed to be made available to you by that person under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence as a condition of use of that channel.

For enquiries about reproduction rights or re-use of information in our products and services, please complete the feedback form or apply in writing to the Manager, Brand, Content and Design. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate business area of DPIE.

Databases (as distinct from data itself) and source code that are available via our websites are copyright to DPIE and cannot be used without the express permission of this organisation or the copyright owner if it not DPIE.

Unless noted otherwise, data provided via this website is available for use under the same copyright provisions for online content outlined above.

DPIE works to make sure that information provided on this website is correct at the time of its publication. However, as necessary, you should obtain independent advice before making any decision based on the information on this site. The information on this site is made available on the understanding that the State of NSW and DPIE accept no responsibility for any damage, cost, loss or expense incurred by you as a result of:

  • any error, omission or misrepresentation on this site
  • any malfunction or failure to function of this site
  • without limiting the above, any delay, failure or error in recording, displaying or updating information, including but not limited to, data relating to credit holdings.

Where there are known limitations to the information provided online, we will include an explanation of these limitations wherever possible. If there is any material that you consider to be misleading or inaccurate, please let us know and it will be corrected as soon as possible. If you need an urgent response you can ring Environment Line.

The former OEH became part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in 2019. There are references on this website to OEH and prior organisations (including DEC, DECC and DECCW). Sometimes this occurs for historical accuracy. Where it reflects a delay in updating content, web users can generally assume that DPIE is the organisation that has assumed responsibilities previously covered by DEC, DECC and DECCW.

This website contains links to other websites (linked sites). These links have been included on the site with the intention of increasing the information available to you. If you use these links, you may leave this website. OEH has no control over linked sites, and therefore:

  • we can't accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur if you rely on information appearing on linked sites
  • when you visit a linked site, you will be subject to the privacy policy of that site and will no longer be protected by the privacy policy of the DPIE site
  • we are not responsible for the views, opinions, standards or information expressed on linked sites. The provision of a link does not imply that we endorse those sites or the people or companies who own them, and vice versa.

If you are intending to visit or obtain access to any of the parks, reserves and other areas referred to on this website or in online newsletters, you should contact the relevant national park to obtain updated information.

You shouldn't rely solely on the information provided online. If there is any material on our website or in online newsletters that you consider to be misleading or inaccurate, please let us know and we will correct it as soon as we can.

We 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 site, visitors to the site 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 site.

Disclaimer

While all material has been created with all due care, the Department does not warrant or represent that the material is free from errors or omission, or that it is exhaustive.

Because the material is designed to promote the free exchange of information only, the Department cannot and does not make any claim as to the accuracy, authenticity, currency, completeness, reliability or suitability of any material, especially material supplied by third parties or linked to third party sites.

The material is provided on the basis that you are responsible for assessing the relevance of its content.

The Department will not accept liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon the material on this site or any linked sites.

Please also note the material may change without notice and you should use the current material from this site and not rely on material previously printed or stored by you.

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