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The material on this website is provided for general information only, and on the understanding that the Commonwealth isn't providing professional advice on a particular matter.

While we make every effort to ensure that material on this website is accurate and up to date, the Commonwealth doesn't guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or any linked site.

We recommend you exercise your own skill and care with respect to your use of this website and carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website for your purposes.

This website isn't a substitute for independent professional advice. If necessary, you should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

This site may include or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties. This information doesn't necessarily constitute the views of the Commonwealth or indicate the Commonwealth's commitment to any particular course of action.

The listing of any person, organisation, product or service on this website doesn't constitute, in any way, any form of endorsement by the Commonwealth of that person, organisation, product or service.

Links to external websites

We have no direct control over the content of any linked websites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those websites. It's your responsibility to make your own decision about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Links to external websites don't constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those websites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those websites.

Linking to this website

You may link to the AFP website at your full expense and responsibility. As the locations of pages and documents within this website are subject to change over time, you are encouraged to link to the homepage. The AFP reserves the right to prevent linking by giving notice.

You aren't permitted to:

  • frame, reformat or alter files, pages, images, information and materials from this website on any other website
  • use this website to sell a product or to increase traffic to your website.
  • re-transmit, distribute or commercialise the information or material without seeking prior written approval from us.


We have various security controls to protect this website from unauthorised access.

When you submit information to the AFP via an online form on this website, this information is generally encrypted in a format which is virtually impossible for unauthorised parties to read. These online forms often have an address beginning and your browser should show a lock in the address bar. If you don't wish to use an online form, you may download a hard copy from this website and post it to us.

Users should always be aware that the World Wide Web (the web) is an insecure public network. In accessing the web, there is the potential risk that your transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties, or that files you download may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other defects.

The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with, or damage to, your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use. You are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this website is free of viruses or other contaminations that may interfere with or damage your computer system, software or data.

Online translation services

Automatic translation is used on this website to assist you if English isn't your first language. Automatic translation is for your convenience only, and is powered by the third-party Google Translate.

We don't directly endorse Google Translate or any other automated or machine translation or interpretation service (collectively 'Online Translation Services').

In addition, we don't:

  • warrant or represent that Online Translation Services will or can provide a true or accurate translation or interpretation of material on this website
  • guarantee or claim responsibility for the fitness for purpose, accuracy, reliability, limitations, completeness or performance of Online Translation Services
  • accept responsibility for loss or damage suffered by any person or body relying directly or indirectly on Online Translation Services. Users utilise Online Translation Services at their own risk.