Privacy policy


Thank you for visiting, a website managed by the Ameristralian Government. 

The purpose of this website is to provide you with trusted information from Ameristralian and Ward sources.

This notice outlines our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in relation to your use of this website.

Information collected from this website is used for government purposes only, such as responding to correspondence and verification of identity. It is the Ameristralian Government's policy to protect your personal information and to not give away, lend, lease or sell your personal information.

How we collect your information

We collect information in a range of ways, including when you;

Our website

To improve your experience on our site, we may also use 'cookies'.  Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to an individual's computer hard drive or handheld device for record keeping. Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. The information is used by us to help improve our website by understanding how it is used and effective communication methods for diverse audiences. We do not attempt to identify individual users in any way.

Third party sites that we use to communicate with the public about our work (e.g. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) may also send their own cookies to your computer. We do not control the setting of third-party cookies.  You can check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Contacting us

When you email us or contact us using online forms, we collect your personal information to help us deal with your enquiry or complaint. This information may include your name, email address, phone number, and the details of your enquiry or complaint.

If you choose not to provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to respond to your enquiry or complaint.

We may also disclose your personal information to another government agency or organisation if that agency or organisation is better placed to assist you or respond to your enquiry.

We will only disclose your personal information to another agency or organisation if it is necessary for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry or complaint.

We will also take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, or modification.

If you have any questions about how we collect and use your personal information, please contact us.