ABS Disclaimer Notice

Page Title : Disclaimer notice
Link Title : LegislativeFooterLink
Subject: Disclaimer
Release Date: 05/09/2003

Disclaimer notice

This web site is presented by the Australian Government for the purpose of:

  • disseminating free and charged information for the benefit of the public; and
  • disseminating chargeable information to subscribers.

The Australian Government monitors the quality of the information available on this web site and updates the information regularly.

However, the Australian Government does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this web site or on any linked site.

The Australian Government recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this web site and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the web site for their purposes.

Non-ABS data

This web site may include data sourced from organisations other than the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The inclusion of non-ABS data does not constitute either an endorsement or a recommendation by the ABS of this material. Where appropriate, the ABS will indicate non-ABS sourced data.

This web site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The material on this web site may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to external web sites

This web site contains links to other web sites that are external to the ABS. The ABS takes reasonable care in linking web sites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external web sites.

Links to external web sites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this web site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the web site they visit.

Security of the ABS web site

The ABS applies a range of security controls to protect its web site from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The Australian Government accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

Linking to the ABS web site

Our web site (
www.abs.gov.au) has over 250,000 pages of information, which can be difficult for many users to navigate - you can help your own audience by pointing them directly to subject groupings relevant to their interests, you can show them how to:
    • access free publications and data sets from the ABS,
    • find other information relevant to their areas of interest,
    • see the context of the information they are using, and
    • get the very latest findings.

Possible links you could include on your own web site:

ABS Web site pageWhat you will find...
The ABS HomepageA great starting point to see the products and services provided by the ABS.
Census pagesCheck out the latest Census 2001 data, with free Indigenous Profiles and free Basic Community Profiles.
The ABS Australian Population ClockWatch the population of Australia grow before your eyes.
Theme pagesView statistical collections grouped by subject, such as "Science and Innovation" and "Environment".
Australia NowA comprehensive overview of contemporary Australia.
ABS Education servicesFor students, teachers and librarians to use to enhance learning.

Include a link to the ABS from your web site, and show your visitors the extensive range of statistics the ABS has on Australia and its people. You should clearly indicate to users that the link will take them to the ABS web site. For example, "The ABS web site offers access to a wide range of free and charged
Census information".

You may link to the ABS web site at your full expense and responsibility. You must not:
    • alter any of the web site's contents; or
    • frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from this web site on any other web site.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reserves the right to prevent linking by giving notice.

Email addresses on the ABS web site

The presence of email addresses on the ABS web site does not infer consent to send unsolicited commercial electronic messages (email) to those addresses.