Disclaimer and copyright

What you need to know when using this website.

Website content

We provide this website to inform the public and to provide guidance to government agencies and their suppliers.

We frequently update our content – please return to the site as required to ensure you have the latest advice.

The material on this website may include the views or advice of third parties. It also includes links to external websites.

These do not necessarily reflect:

  • the views of the APSC or of the Australian Government
  • our commitment to a particular course of action.

We are careful when choosing external website links. However, we are not responsible for the information on them.

We do not necessarily endorse the information. Please make your own decision on how accurate, current and reliable the information is.

Security of our websites

We apply a range of security controls to protect our websites from unauthorised access. However, you should be aware that:

  • the World Wide Web is an insecure public network
  • there is a risk that your transactions may be seen, intercepted or modified by third parties
  • downloadable files may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with, or relating to, this website or its use.

You should take appropriate and adequate precautions to prevent damage to your computer system, software or data. Find out how by visiting Stay Smart Online.


© Commonwealth of Australia 2020

The APSC has made all reasonable efforts to clearly identify material where the copyright rests with a third party. Permission may need to be obtained from third parties to re-use their material.

Use of the Coat of Arms

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet publishes guidelines for use of the Coat of Arms.


The APSC acknowledges the UK Government Digital Service for material that has been adapted from the UK Government Service Design Manual.

Anyone using this material should note that it includes public sector information licensed under the UK Open Government Licence v2.0 and v3.0.

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can send an email to stylemanual@apsc.gov.au