By accessing this website, you agree to these terms and conditions.


We do not guarantee:

  • uninterrupted access to this website
  • that there will not be delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information
  • that content on this website is free from viruses, or contaminating or destructive properties
  • that no damage will occur to your computer system, software or data when using this website


We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the contents of this website are factually correct. But we do not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of its contents.

The Australian Government expressly disclaims liability for any loss or damage that may occur directly or indirectly from the use of this website or the reliance on any information contained in or accessed through the website.

You should seek appropriate professional advice suitable to your individual circumstances.

References to legal powers

We make all reasonable effects to ensure we refer to current legislation. Due to administrative and technical constraints, material on this site may still contain references to older legislation.

For example, this site may still refer to the Quarantine Act 1908. Any references to the Quarantine Act 1908 and its subordinate legislation are outdated. We now undertake functions and duties, and exercise powers under the Biosecurity Act 2015.


If you send information to or from this website, or any email account (xxx@awe.gov.au), there is some risk it may be:

  • viewed
  • intercepted
  • corrupted
  • modified
  • disclosed to third parties

We cannot guarantee the security or integrity of information you send through this website or by email. Any information you transmit is at your own risk. We are not liable for transmission of information (including as a result of negligence).

You can contact us to report any concerns you may have about any suspicious or unauthorised activity while using awe.gov.au.

Links to other sites

Links to external websites are for your information only. They do not represent an endorsement of any website, publication, organisation or product.

You are responsible for deciding if information on other sites is accurate, current and reliable.

The Australian Government takes no responsibility for the content that you may encounter on any website or in publications on those websites.

Linking to our website

We are happy for you to link to pages on our websites.

When you link to pages on our website, you must meet these conditions:

  • Links must be presented in a way that fairly represents our role and our site
  • Context of the link must not give your visitors the impression that your site, or your company, is sponsored or endorsed by us
  • Context of the link must not suggest that we have created any of your content (source of the material must be clear)


You also release the Australian Government from all liability for loss or damage arising from:

  • your use of, attempt to use or inability to use this website or any third party website it links to
  • any reliance on material or information made available on this website or on third party websites it links to
  • negligence on the part of the Australian Government or its agents

This applies to both incidental and consequential damages.

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