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Copyright & disclaimer

Copyright & linking to our websites

Unless expressly stated to the contrary, copyright in all material which Community Services publishes, either online or offline, is held by it.

Except where specifically noted to the contrary, copyright in the material which appears at the Families NSW website is, subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968, vested in the Crown in the right of the State of New South Wales

The material on this website is provided for your information, and not for any other purpose. In keeping with the NSW Government’s commitment to encouraging the availability, dissemination and exchange of information (and subject to the operation of the Act), except where specifically noted to the contrary, you are welcome to reproduce the material which appears at the Families NSW site for personal, in-house or non-commercial use, without formal permission or charge.

If you do use material from the Families NSW site then you must acknowledge the copyright ownership of this material – e.g. “Copyright in this material is retained by Community Services and it has been reproduced with permission”.

You must not use our design or formatting (including banners, buttons and other graphic elements), as these are the intellectual property of the publisher and no permission is granted for their use.

You must never reproduce Families NSW logo or other Families NSW graphics (including photographs and illustrations) without express approval from the Director, Corporate Information.

If you wish to reproduce, alter, store or transmit the material from Families NSW website for a purpose other than personal, in-house or non-commercial use, you can request permission from:

Director Corporate Information
Community Services
Department of Human Services
Locked Bag 4028
Ashfield NSW 2131
phone 02 9716 2752
fax 02 9716 2677

Linking to our website

Subject to certain conditions, we are happy for you to insert a link to home pages and/or specific pages of our website,

Please observe the following conditions of linking to our websites:

  • Links must be presented in a way which fairly represents our role and our site(s).
  • The context in which you insert the link must not give your visitors the impression that your site, or your company, is sponsored or endorsed by us.
  • The context of the link must not suggest that we have created any of your content – i.e. the source of the material must be clear.


The NSW Government is committed to enhancing the public availability, dissemination and exchange of information. To that end, the Families NSW website has been established to enable you to quickly and easily access information on the Internet in relation to topics of relevance to New South Wales and its residents.

The Families NSW site features hypertext links to other Internet sites which contain information collated and presented by government agencies, third-party organisations and individuals.

The providers of the linked sites often have their own protocols and standards in relation to their sites and the information which appears at them. We urge you to familiarise yourself with these protocols and standards since Community Services can not warrant and does not represent that the linked sites are complete, current, reliable and/or free from error.

Community Services also can not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon the materials which appear at the Families NSW website or the linked sites.

The Families NSW site is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, the ultimate and complete source of information on any particular topic. It is not intended to provide professional advice in relation to a specific situation.

Bearing in mind the importance of freedom of expression to our democratic society, Community Services does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information expressed at the linked sites. Similarly, you should not interpret the absence of a link from the Families NSW site to any particular third-party site as a criticism or comment by Community Services on the provider or content of that site.