ARPANSA encourages the dissemination and exchange of information provided on this website for non-commercial use.

Generally, the Commonwealth of Australia owns the copyright (and other intellectual property rights, if any) in all material produced by this Agency.

Apart from any uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (the Copyright Act), and those explicitly granted below, all other rights are reserved.  Should you wish to deal with any of the material in a different way you must seek written permission from ARPANSA prior to using the material (refer to "Requests for use" section below).


The material is intended for your general use and information and is provided on the basis that the Commonwealth is not providing professional advice on a particular matter.

Use of website material

You may copy, distribute, download, store in cache, display, print, and otherwise freely deal with material from this website for your personal, non-commercial or educational use, but only in an unaltered form and so long as the material is attributed as below.

You are not permitted to re-transmit, distribute or commercialise the material on this website without seeking prior written approval from ARPANSA.

Use of specific content on this website which is marked with a Creative Commons (CC) logo will be governed by the CC licence provisions associated with the particular CC logo used (see


Subject to any direction by ARPANSA to the contrary, any permitted reproduction of any selected passage, extract, diagram or other material reproduced from this website must acknowledge the Commonwealth as the source and at a minimum display the following notice:

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Third party copyright

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.

ARPANSA has made all reasonable efforts 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 of use for the Coat of Arms are available from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet's website.

Use of ARPANSA Brand Marks

As use of ARPANSA owned trade marks, logos and brand marks often implies endorsement, these cannot be used without the express permission of ARPANSA.


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

Requests for use

For permission to use the material on this website in a manner which falls outside the scope of the above licence or any publication-specific licence, please contact the Office of the General Counsel in writing at:

Email Address: 

By Post to:

Office of the General Counsel
ATTN: Copyright Permissions
619 Lower Plenty Road
Yallambie VIC 3085

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You may link to this website, but permission is restricted to making a link without any alteration of the website's contents. You must not reproduce, frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information or any other material from this website on any other website unless express written permission has been obtained from ARPANSA.

ARPANSA reserves the right to prevent linking by giving notice.

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