The Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Social Services (the department) encourages the dissemination and exchange of information provided on all websites owned and administered by the department.

Unless otherwise noted, the department owns copyright on all websites owned and administered by the department. This includes text, images, software, logos and icons, sound recordings and HTML code.

All material presented on this website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0), except for:

  • the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
  • this department's logo
  • content supplied by third parties
  • material protected by a trade mark
  • any images and/or photographs
  • other content as specified.

The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons website as is the full legal code for the CC BY 4.0 licence.


Material obtained from all websites owned and administered by the department is to be attributed to this department as:
© Commonwealth of Australia 2024

Third party copyright

Wherever a third party holds copyright in material presented on any website owned and administered by the department, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material.

This department has made all reasonable efforts to:

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

Using the Commonwealth Coat of Arms

The terms of use for the Coat of Arms are available from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Contact us

Contact us if you have questions about reproduction, rights and authorisation:


Corporate Communications and Media Branch
Department of Social Services
GPO Box 9820
Canberra ACT 2601

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