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Copyright for original material on this website is held by the State of New South Wales (Biodiversity Conservation Trust) unless otherwise indicated.

This website contains information, data, documents, pages and images ("the material") prepared by the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust ("the BCT") and third parties unless otherwise stated.

The State of New South Wales, operating through the BCT, supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of publicly funded information and endorses the use of the Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Framework ("AusGOAL").

Unless otherwise stated, all BCT material available on this website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Terms and conditions of the licence is can be viewed at Creative Commons.

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We also request that you observe and retain any copyright or related notices that may accompany this material as part of the attribution.

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The Creative Commons licence does not apply to:

  • the State’s Coat of Arms, New South Wales Government logo, BCT logo, and any other trademarks, symbols, logos and brands of the State of NSW or any Department or agency of the State (unless incidentally reproduced in using an unaltered document under Creative Commons licence);
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  • legislation; and
  • other materials specifically not provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.


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You must check and comply with the licencing information for each piece of material that you wish to use. This may require you to contact the BCT, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) or the third party copyright owner for permission to use the material. You may also use any material in accordance with rights you may have under the Copyright Act 1968. Use of material in a way that is not permitted by this copyright notice may be an infringement of copyright.

Wherever a third party holds copyright over material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material and you should contact that party directly. The BCT has made all reasonable efforts to:

  • clearly label material if the copyright is owned by a third party, and
  • ensure that the copyright owner has consented to the material being presented on this website.

Material that is owned by a third party will be clearly labelled, as far as practicable. Excluded material can only be used under the specific terms of use attached to that material. If you want to use this material in a manner that is not covered by those specific terms of use, you must request permission from the copyright owner of the material.

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As use of the BCT owned trade marks, logos and brands often implies endorsement, these can't be used without the express permission of the organisation.

Social media channels

The BCT may use social media channels for communicating with the public, including Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, YouTube channels and blogs. Subject to the terms of use of the particular channels and except where otherwise stated:

  • you may use all material posted by us on these channels under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia licence, and
  • material posted by any person other than the BCT, such as public users of the BCT’s social media channels, is deemed to be made available to you by that person under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence as a condition of use of that channel.

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  • You must not pass off content from this website as your own. This includes copying or re-using parts of the website (see our Copyright notice above).


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The Material is made available on the understanding that the BCT and the NSW Government and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including but not limited to liability by reason of negligence) to the users of this website for any loss, damage, cost or expense whether direct, indirect, consequential or special, incurred by any person using or relying on the Material and whether caused by reason of any error, omission or misrepresentation in the Material or otherwise.

Users of this website are responsible for making their own assessment of the Material and its relevance, and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information with their own professional advisers.

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