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Privacy statement

As an agency of the Australian Government, the National Museum of Australia complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth of Australia). This statement outlines the Museum's practices in relation to collecting, using and disclosing information (including personal information) for statistical purposes so as to evaluate the quality of the website's content and services.

No attempt will be made to identify individual users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Museum's internet service provider's logs.

Use and disclosure of personal information

The Privacy Act 1988 defines 'personal information' as 'information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion'. The National Museum of Australia will only record your email address if you send us a message or otherwise provide it to us. The address will be used only for the purpose for which you have provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose and will not disclose it without your consent.

The National Museum of Australia will not disclose your personal information to any other person or organisation unless one of the following applies:

  • you have given your consent
  • the Museum has advised you, at the time the information is collected, that it is our usual practice to disclose the information
  • it is required or authorised by law
  • it will prevent or lessen a serious or imminent threat to somebody's life or health or
  • the disclosure is reasonably necessary for law enforcement or for the protection of public revenue.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns contact us at:

Telephone, fax or email

Tel +61 2 6208 5000
Fax +61 2 6208 5099
Email indigenousrights@nma.gov.au


National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula

Postal address

National Museum of Australia
GPO Box 1901