Copyright statement

The statements below apply to any content such as pages, documents, videos, images, sound files and computer code (the "Material") created by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services ("NSW Trade & Investment", "the department") on the following websites ("the listed websites"):


This material, prepared by the department is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and it is owned by the State of New South Wales through Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services.

What you can do without written permission (general license)

NSW Trade & Investment encourages the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information. You may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with the material for any purpose, on the condition that you include the copyright notice © State of New South Wales through Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services on all uses.

You may also freely link to material on the listed websites without requesting permission.

Any copyright statement included within material on the listed websites overrides this general license. This general license does not extend to any materials that are owned by others, even though they may be published on the listed websites.

When you need to get permission

You must obtain permission from NSW Trade & Investment if you wish to:

  • charge others for access to the material (other than at cost)
  • include the material in advertising or a product for sale
  • modify the material
  • publish the material to another website.

To obtain such permission, please complete the form below:

Copyright permission request form

Your details

Details of source material

Please quote the reference number or web address of the publication.

Use of material

How or where you want to use the material.
Specific details of use
These questions will be used to determine how your request is handled.
See "General approach to various usages of copyright material" below for more information.

Information from this form is collected for the purpose of assessing and recording your request for use of copyright material. Your name and email address will be stored in Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services records for at least seven years from the date of submission. Information will be stored and managed in accordance with provisions under the Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
Information collected will not be used for any other purpose and will not be given to any other third party except where required by law.

General approach to various usages of copyright material

I wish to place a copy of the publication on a website

The department rarely approves the republishing or 'mirroring' of material on other websites. Our reasons are:

  • We need to maintain control over our information so we can update or remove it as necessary, without delay.
  • We like to retain a single point of authority on key issues.
  • A link is as good as a copy for most users.
  • We want to retain the recognition and credit for our material, and also the somewhat intangible value that applies to search engine rankings. The ranking of our site is maximised by retaining our own content.

Locating and providing source material takes considerably more time and resources than just approving use. Charges may apply if significant time is required to search our archives or prepare and package the material. You will be advised before any charge is incurred.

We often receive requests to use images from our website or one of our publications. By their very nature, images raise a suite of additional issues that must be considered, including:

  • Our extensive image collection is a valuable resource and we want to use it responsibly and fairly.
  • Many of our photographs and illustrations demonstrate significant creative effort, which may require special recognition.
  • Some of our images are used under license to other copyright owners and our license rarely extends to approving use by other people.
  • many of our images contain people. Under NSW law, we are required to follow certain procedures in managing and using these images.

Commercial charges will normally be applied for use of materials for advertising, promotion or some other commercial purposes.

Supplying material as part of a paid service comprises a commercial use of the material.

Alternatively, you can contact:

Manager Corporate Communications
PO Box 2213
NSW 2309
Phone: 02 4904 2523

Copyright of content on linked websites

Content appearing on sites that have been linked from the material may be subject to third party copyright. Refer to the copyright notices on those sites before making use of their content.

Page last updated/reviewed:02 Jun 2014