Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) websites and online newsletters contain information, data, documents, pages and images ('online content') prepared by the Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet. This online content is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and, except where noted otherwise, is owned by the State of New South Wales through OEH.

OEH encourages the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information for non-commercial use. Where OEH is the owner, you may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with web content for educational and non-commercial purposes, on the condition that you include the copyright notice '© State of New South Wales through the Office of Environment and Heritage' or otherwise source the content appropriately.

You must, however, obtain permission from the OEH if you wish to:

  • use a photograph from OEH websites or a publication distributed via these websites
  • charge others for access to the work
  • include all or part of the work in advertising or in a product for sale or revenue
  • modify the work
  • use source code or software available as part of OEH websites.

To request permission for these uses, please contact Manager Publishing.

Images and other material supplied via OEH's image library must be used according to the terms and conditions specified.

If you intend to use OEH online content on another website, this should be done via a direct link to this website to ensure that the latest version is always displayed.

This permission does not extend to copyright in content owned by others on this website or to web pages or other content linked from this website.

Use of brands

As use of OEH-owned trademarks, logos and brands often implies endorsement, these cannot be used without the express permission of the organisation.

To request permission, please contact Manager Publishing.


Databases (as distinct from data itself) and source code that are available via OEH websites are copyright to OEH and cannot be used without express permission of this organisation or copyright owner where this is not OEH. Unless noted otherwise, data provided via this website is available for use under the same copyright provisions for online content outlined above.

Citing pages from this website in research

Title: The title of webpages is the large heading text at the top of each page.
Year published: The date that a page was last updated is available at the bottom of each page.
Author: Office of Environment and Heritage
Date accessed: The date that you retrieved the information from the website.
URL: The URL or internet address can be found in the address bar of your browser.

Your school/institution may have a specific format for citing websites, but Harvard style is most common. This follows the format:

Title, Year published, Author, Date accessed, <url>

For example:

Reporting pollution 2013, Office of Environment and Heritage, accessed 28 March 2014, <>

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Page last updated: 28 May 2015