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Your rights to use material on the National Water Commission website

In accordance with Australian Government policy, the National Water Commission (the Commission) aims to make public sector information available on an open and reusable basis where possible, including on its website.

Most material on the Commission website will be protected by copyright held by the Commonwealth or a supplier of information to the Commonwealth. Your right to use this material will be subject to the terms associated with the material, and could include:

  • An Open Access Licence, for example:
    • A Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 3.0 licence. Where this applies, the material will be marked with a CC logo such as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia. The terms and conditions of the relevant CC licences are at; or
  • A National Water Commission licence set out in the copyright statement associated with a publication

The Commission’s default terms of use: Where no terms of use are associated with a set of material (for example, in a copyright notice on a publication) then you may download, use and copy that material for personal use, or use within your organisation but you may not supply that material to any other person or use it for any commercial purpose. Any use under these default terms must comply with the following:

  • the Commission must be identified as the source of the material and a prominent link included to the Commission web page from which the material was sourced, and
  • any copyright statement or logo included on, or in connection with, a set of material must be retained

You must check and comply with the licensing information for each set of material you wish to use. This may require you to contact the Commission or the original copyright owner for permission to use the material. Use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms is subject to the terms set out below. You may also use any material in accordance with rights you have under the Copyright Act 1968 (for example under the fair dealing provisions or statutory licences).

Use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms

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

No circumvention of terms

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.

Where you wish to use material in a way that is beyond the scope of the terms of use that apply to it, you must first obtain the agreement of the National Water Commission’s copyright officer: Communication Director. National Water Commission, 95 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600 or email


Contact us if you have any other questions or requests relating to material presented on the Commission website.

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