The Office of Parliamentary Counsel aims to make information on this website accessible to all users.
This website is a dynamic website, and the documents published are the work of a number of different external authors and agencies. Some of these documents may have accessibility issues, or contain material that is inherently difficult to present in an accessible format, such as maps and diagrams.
Downloads from the website are usually offered in a choice of file formats (pdf, doc and zip)

Large files that exceed 600 pages in size may be split into multiple volumes to keep download sizes and times manageable. To access this material in a single file, go to the Text tab for the document and, if there is a table of contents, select the Text heading. This enables the entire text to be searched and saved as a single MHT file using a browser.
Where information is in a format that is not accessible, or for any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us for assistance.,



Most of the content on the Legislation Register can be freely used under a Creative Commons licence.
With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and where otherwise noted, all content on the Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (the CC BY 4.0 licence).

This licence allows you to share (copy and redistribute in any medium or format) and to adapt (remix, transform, and build upon) content for any purpose, even commercially.

Content can be reused freely subject to the following conditions:
• You provide a link to the relevant pages on the Legislation Register or, if multiple pages are involved, a link to the Legislation Register home page; and
• You attribute the content to the Federal Register of Legislation, provide a link to the CC licence, and indicate if any changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests we endorse you or your use.
The details of the relevant licence conditions and the legal code (the full licence) are available on the Creative Commons website.

Attributing Content


Content from the Legislation Register must be attributed using a set of words that include a reference to the Federal Register of Legislation as the source.
If the content has been changed you must use:
"Based on content from the Federal Register of Legislation at [full date of download]. For the latest information on Australian Government law please go to"
If the content has been not been changed you must use:,
"Sourced from the Federal Register of Legislation at [full date of download]. For the latest information on Australian Government law please go to"

The Third Party Copyright


Where material is identified as the copyright of a third party, the copyright owner’s permission to reuse it is required. Note that using any material without the copyright owner’s permission may breach the Copyright Act 1968.

Use of the Coat of Arms


The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It's an Honour website.

Contact us


Contact us if you have any questions or requests relating to material published on the Legislation Register.



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