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Copyright policy

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) encourages the dissemination and exchange of public sector information provided on our website and social media channels on an open and reusable basis.

APVMA website

Most material on the APVMA website will be protected by copyright held by the APVMA or a supplier of information to the APVMA. Your right to use this material may be permitted under:

  • an open-access licence – for example:
    • a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 4.0 Australia licence. The terms and conditions of the CC licences are available on the CC Australia website. Where a CC licence applies, the material will be marked with a CC logo such as:

Creative Commons Logo

  • a restricted licence: the terms of such a licence will be set out on or in association with the material covered by it
  • the APVMA’s default terms of use: where no terms of use are associated with a set of material (for example, in a copyright notice on a publication), then you may download and use that material for personal non-commercial use but you may not otherwise copy or change the material or supply that material to any other person. You must not alter or remove any copyright statement or logo included on, or in connection with, the material.

APVMA social media channels

The APVMA makes a number of social media channels available to the public. You may use all material posted by the APVMA on these channels under a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 4.0 Australia licence, except where otherwise noted. The terms and conditions of this licence are available on the CC Australia website.

Material posted by any other person other than the APVMA (such as public users of the channels) is made available to you by that person under a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 4.0 licence.


Where you use material licensed to you by the APVMA under a CC licence, it is a condition of the CC licence that you must attribute that use in the following way and include the web address where the material was obtained:

Sourced from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) at [insert web address where material was obtained and the date of access to that material].

Use of the Coat of Arms

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet publishes guidelines on the use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.

No circumvention of terms

You must check and comply with the licensing information for each set of material you wish to use. This may require you to contact the APVMA or a third party copyright owner for permission to use the material. You may also use any material in accordance with rights you have under the Copyright Act 1968 (for example under the fair dealing provisions or statutory licences).

Use of material in a way not permitted by this copyright notice may be an infringement of copyright. Infringing copyright may expose you to legal action by, and liability to, the copyright owner.

Contact us

For any enquiries about this policy, please contact us.

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