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Copyright notice – your rights to copy material from this website

Your use of copyright material is subject to this copyright notice.

Material on this website is copyright and is intended for your general use and information. Your use of copyright material is subject to this copyright notice and to this website’s Conditions of use, which can be accessed from the footer of all the main pages of the website.

Copying material owned by the National Museum of Australia

The Museum does not own the copyright in all the material on this website. However, we generally own the copyright in website content that the Museum has developed, and you may use that material subject to this copyright notice.

Unless otherwise indicated (in this copyright notice or in relation to particular material on this website) you may copy, distribute, display, download or print the material on this website for your own personal use, for non-commercial educational purposes or for non-commercial use within your organisation, provided that you attribute the National Museum of Australia.

Some images on Collection Explorer can be downloaded and used under a Creative Commons license or because the images are in the public domain. All other images cannot be used without permission.

All other rights are reserved by the Museum. For example, you will have to obtain permission from the Museum if you wish to:

(a) charge others for access to the material (other than at cost)

(b) include the material in advertising or a product for sale

(c) alter the material

unless a notice for that material provides otherwise.

Requests for permission and general queries about copyright should be directed to


The National Museum of Australia supplies images and audiovisual material where the Museum owns copyright. We ensure the correct use and acknowledgment of copyright, and that third party material held by the Museum is not released in error.

Make a request

Email for image and audiovisual requests, permissions and general copyright queries. Please detail the purpose of your request, and include relevant hyperlinks and publication or reference numbers.

You can also request images via the Museum’s Collection Explorer.

We aim to provide an initial reply within 14 working days.


See the pricing schedule for fees for the use of images and audiovisual material owned by the Museum. Requests are processed within four weeks, where possible.

The Museum reserves the right to refuse to license or to limit any use of any licensed material.

Contact us

Access and Permissions
National Museum of Australia
GPO Box 1901, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia


All photography on this website is by George Serras, Jason McCarthy, Glen Goodwin, Katie Shanahan, Lannon Harley, Brendan Bell, Dragi Markovic, Dean McNicoll, John Gollings and Richard Poulton, unless otherwise stated.

Photographer's names and copyright details are credited on this website in the full image caption, which is shown when images are enlarged.

Copying material that does not belong to the National Museum of Australia

This notice does not authorise you to copy material which is owned by someone other than the Museum. Such material will usually be identified as being sourced from a third party or by its own copyright notice.

For any material identified with 'Copyright Agency' please contact the Copyright Agency via their website:

If you are unsure who owns the copyright, please email the Museum:

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