Copyright Notice

Website copyright information.

This website contains information, data, documents, pages, audio, video and images ('the material') prepared by the Australian Museum for the purposes of:

  • providing the public with information about the Australian Museum's public programs and services
  • furthering the Australian Museum's objective to propagate and increase the knowledge about the natural environment of Australia

The material is protected by copyright under the Copyright Act (Cth) 1968 ['the Act'], and is owned either by the Australian Museum or by other copyright owners.

Images / Photos

The AM encourages availability, dissemination and exchange of public information. Unless otherwise specified you may reproduce our images (where the copyright in the material is owned by the Australian Museum, it will always be labelled © Australian Museum) for personal, in-house or non-commercial use only, on the condition that you include the copyright notice '© Australian Museum' and a link to our website where applicable.

Journalists and media organisation representatives can contact our Communications team regarding image enquiries for promotional or news purposes.

The AM does not currently process requests regarding images in the following instances:

  • find out additional information including photographer contact details
  • charge others for access to the material
  • include all or part of the material in advertising or a product for sale
  • publish the material on another website - we prefer that you make a direct link to this website to ensure that the latest version is always displayed.

Notice for Educational Institutions

The Act allows 10% of the number of words on this website to be reproduced and/or communicated by any educational institution for its education purposes provided that the educational institution (or the body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice to the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act.

For details of the CAL licence for educational institutions please contact:

Copyright Agency Limited
Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9394 7600
Facsimile: (02) 9394 7601

© Third Party

Materials for which the copyright is owned by others will be labelled in one of the following ways:

  • © photographer/creator
  • photographer/creater © company

The Australian Museum has taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that materials, for which copyright belongs to others, have been reproduced on this website with the full consent of the copyright owners. Apart from any use permitted under the Act, no part of Third Party material on this website may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from that Third Party.

Indigenous Material

Indigenous art, objects and stories contain knowledge of cultural and spiritual importance. The images of, and information about, Indigenous art and the cultural objects on this website may be downloaded, displayed, printed and reproduced in unaltered form only (retaining the copyright notice) for your personal, non-commercial use within your organisation.

The Australian Museum recognises the rights of Indigenous communities to decide how their knowledge is communicated. Permission has been given to the Australian Museum to reproduce the Indigenous oral stories and personal accounts on the Australian Museum website. The Australian Museum cannot grant permission for re-use of the stories in any form.

Trade Marks

Many of the Trade Marks displayed on this website, such as the 'Australian Museum' logo, are registered and/or unregistered Trade Marks of the Australian Museum. The Trade Marks of Third Parties are also displayed on this website. These Trade Marks cannot be used without the express written permission of the Australian Museum, or where applicable, the Third Party.


In keeping with the NSW Government's commitment to encourage the availability and dissemination and exchange of information the Australian Museum is committed to the access of its information and resources. Our web site enables easy access to a range of content and delivery mechanisms.

As much as it is able Australian Museum Online content and code is compliant with protocols and standards for accessibility and usability in relation to the information which appears on its sites. While the Museum makes every effort to ensure that the information on its site is accurate, current and free from errors, some information may change between site updates.

Although we aim to ensure our site and those sites we link to are complete current, reliable and/or free from error, the Australian Museum cannot accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense users might incur as a result of the use of, or reliance upon, the material which appears on its site or the linked sites. Users of this website are responsible for making their own assessment of the website content and should verify all content with their advisors. The Australian Museum does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information expressed at the linked sites.

The links that appear on Australian Museum Online have been set up as an information source only to provide our web users with access to content related to ours. Although the Australian Museum makes every effort to review and assess the suitability of the linked sites, some material, which appears at those sites, may cause offence or upset to some visitors. The Australian Museum regrets but cannot take responsibility for any such offence or upset caused. Because of the nature of the Internet, and despite its best efforts, the Australian Museum makes no warranties that the information on its websites is free of infection by computer viruses, or other contaminations.

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