Copyright notice

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture hosts this site on behalf of the National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions.

The Department of Agriculture copyright policy

In accordance with Australian Government policy, the Department of Agriculture (the department) aims to make public sector information available on an open and reusable basis where possible.
Most material on the marine pest website will be protected by copyright held by the Department of Agriculture or a supplier of information to the department. Your right to use this material may be permitted under:
  • An open access licence: For example:
    • A Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. The terms and conditions of the CC licences are available on the CC Australia website. Where a CC licence applies, the material will be marked with a CC logo such as:
    • creative commons logo
  • A restricted licence: The terms of such a licence will be set out in association with the material covered by it.
  • The department'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 and use that material for personal non-commercial use but you may not otherwise copy or change the material or supply that material to any other person. You must not alter or remove any copyright statement or logo included on, or in connection with, the material.


Where you use material licensed to you by the department under a CC licence, you must attribute that use in the following way and include the web address where the material was obtained:
Sourced from the Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Agriculture) at [insert web address where material was obtained].

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

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 department or a third party copyright owner for permission to use the material. 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 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.

For copyright inquiries related to this website, please email Copyright.