In accordance with Australian Government policy, the Bureau of Meteorology aims to make public sector information available on an open and reusable basis where possible, including on its websites (,,

All material presented on this Bioregional Assessments website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of:

  • the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • the Bioregional Assessments logo
  • other materials specifically not provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence.

The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons website, as is the full legal code for the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.


Material obtained from this website is to be attributed as:

© Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Program

Where an individual is identified as the author or creator of material on this website, you should attribute that individual as the author or creator in accordance with the moral rights provisions of the Copyright Act 1968(Cth). Note that this requirement is in addition to attributing the material to the copyright owner, i.e. the Commonwealth of Australia or a consenting third party (as the case may be).

Third party copyright

Wherever a third party holds copyright in material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material. You should contact the Bureau of Meteorology in the first instance with details of the material you wish to use. Where material is indicated to be made available by the third party under an open access licence (such as a Creative Commons Attribution licence) you may use the material in accordance with the terms of the relevant licence without first contacting the Bureau.

The Australian Government collaborators on the Bioregional Assessment Program have made all reasonable efforts to:

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

Use of images

Unless otherwise stated, all images (including background images, icons and illustrations) on the website are copyright of their owners. You must obtain the permission of those owners to use such images.

Use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms

The terms under which the Commonwealth Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It's an Honour website.

Use of the Bioregional Assessments logo

The logo must not be used without the prior, specific, written permission of the Bureau. If you wish to seek permission, please contact the Bureau.

No circumvention of terms

You are entitled to use material on Bureau websites in accordance with the applicable terms above, noting that material such as Water Data is generally available under generous open access terms including a right to distribute and modify material. The use of any material on the Bureau websites obtained through use of automated or manual techniques including any form of scraping or hacking is prohibited.

'scraping' includes page, content, screen or web scraping amongst others, and is the process of extracting information from websites usually by converting unstructured website content (usually HTML) into structured data.

Use of material in a way not permitted on the websites, or otherwise in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 may be an infringement of copyright. Infringing copyright may expose you to legal action by, and liability to, the copyright owner.

Where you wish to use material in a way that is beyond the scope of the terms of use that apply to it, you must first obtain the agreement of the Bureau's copyright officer

Last updated:
14 September 2017