The australia.gov.au website is your connection with government in Australia. It links to information and services on around 900 Australian Government websites as well as selected state and territory resources. Australia.gov.au also searches over four million web pages from Australian, state and territory governments.
Australia.gov.au is a gateway to information. Most material indexed by this site is created and stored externally to the site and is, therefore, the responsibility of the authoring department or agency.
The Department of Finance and Deregulation is responsible for the development and ongoing operation of this site.
We welcome feedback on our site and encourage you to complete our 60 second survey.
If you are looking for government publications, australia.gov.au does not directly sell or otherwise provide them to the public but aims to help users find publications and/or information on how to obtain the publication on the website of the publishing agency. Australian Government agencies are responsible for the production and distribution of the publications that they create.
The Australian Stories collection of articles covers key educational themes and cultural activities relating to Australian architecture and design, digital media and film, festivals, history, Indigenous culture, language and literature, performance, natural environment and heritage and the visual arts and crafts.
Many stories also include evaluated links to online information on Australian culture websites from all levels of government and the non-government sector.The articles are organised both alphabetically and thematically.
We use the following criteria to select the links that are included on this site:
- The content must be authentic. Australia.gov.au will primarily link to government content or websites known to be sponsored by the Australian Government. Every effort is made to ensure the links are as current and as complete as possible, however due to the consistent process of change on government websites there will inevitably be a small amount of out-of-date or missing content at any point of time.
- The content should be up-to-date and accurate. Links will be made in good faith with the expectation that the content is appropriately maintained by the author and is timely and accurate. However, we can offer no guarantees of this.
Please note that there are some exceptions:
- Not all sites indexed by australia.gov.au have a '.gov.au' suffix. Examples of exceptions include csiro.au and abc.net.au. Generally, activities funded by the Australian Government on an on-going basis may be considered for inclusion and notification of a new site can be made from the contact us form.
- Privately sponsored sites, for example those maintained by political parties for politicians, are not included. However, Parliamentarians' personal pages maintained by the Australian Parliament House website, aph.gov.au, are fully indexed by the australia.gov.au search engine. All online material of ministers that is contained on official .gov.au ministerial websites is also included in the australia.gov.au search index.
Australian Government agencies can inform australia.gov.au of new sites or pages for inclusion in the australia.gov.au indexes using the contact us form.
All Australian, state, territory and local government websites may link to this site.
You may link to this website as long as you do not:
- imply that the Australian Government endorses your website or product
- use australia.gov.au solely for commercial practices
- change the content of the material technically (eg the material is presented in a frame so that users are unable to determine the location of the original material)
We may ask you to remove the link from your website if these conditions are not met.
Australia.gov.au has been developed with usability, privacy and accessibility principles in mind. We are always keen to improve the site. If you have any feedback, ideas or even complaints, please send them to us using the contact us form.
If you do not wish to send your comments using email, you can send them in writing to the following postal address:Manager, australia.gov.au
Technology and Procurement Division,
Department of Finance and Deregulation
John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600