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Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to the website (Website), which is operated by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, a statutory authority established under the Tobacco Act 1987 (Vic) (VicHealth).

In these Terms of Use, and in our Privacy Statement, the words 'we', 'us' and 'our' refer to VicHealth and the words 'you' and 'your' refer to the person using this site.

By using this Website you agree to these Terms of Use.


Content on this Website

The content of this Website is provided for general information purposes only. The Website content has been compiled from a variety of sources including material generally available on the public record, reputable specialist sources and original contributions.

While VicHealth has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the information on this Website, the information is made available on the basis that VicHealth is not providing professional advice on a particular matter and is not a substitute for you obtaining independent professional advice that is relevant to your individual circumstances.  

All persons accessing the Website assume responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.  VicHealth makes no statements, representations or warranties as to the suitability or accuracy or completeness of the content of this Website.

In particular, VicHealth does not represent or warrant that any information, dataset or data on this Website is accurate, authentic or complete, or suitable for your needs. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of datasets and their contents.

VicHealth recommends that 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 all information on this Website for your purposes, including datasets and data. You understand and agree that VicHealth has not taken into account your specific circumstances and that your use of this information is solely at your own risk.

Content published on this website is sourced from our own research and that of our partners.  We do not accept article submissions from members of the public.


Downloadable documents

Where stated on the Website, VicHealth allows you to download particular material from the Website. By downloading material from this Website, you agree to:

  1. comply with the terms of our Copyright Statement; and
  2. conduct such virus scanning and other checks as may be necessary to ensure that the downloaded material will not corrupt or damage your property (including damage to software, hardware or data) or that of any other person; and
  3. bring these Terms of Use (including the Copyright Statement) to the attention of any other person to whom you provide the downloaded material.


Linked Sites

This Website contains links to external websites (Linked Sites). Examples of Linked Sites which you can access via the VicHealth website may include, without limitation, social-networking services (eg. Facebook and LinkedIn), wikis (eg. Wikipedia), blogs, micro-blogs (eg. Twitter), video-sharing websites (eg. YouTube) and web feed services (eg. RSS feeds).

VicHealth takes reasonable care in selecting Linked Sites but VicHealth has no control over and assumes no responsibility or liability for the condition or content, or the operation or function of any service or facility offered on any Linked Site.

It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in Linked Sites.  A link to an external website is not an endorsement by VicHealth of any content, product and/or service on the Linked Site.


By using this Website, you agree to the following Copyright Statement: 


The State of Victoria owns the copyright in all material on this Website produced by VicHealth.

You may reproduce and use that material in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), including fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review.

In addition to this, you are encouraged to use, reproduce and disseminate VicHealth's material on this Website for any purpose, except supplying the material for a charge or cost, provided that you:

  • do not alter, adapt, rearrange or modify the material in any way;
  • do not remove any copyright statements from publications; and
  • attribute all materials to VicHealth as follows:

© Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).  Source material available at

Except as provided above, you may not reproduce, adapt, modify or transmit (including store in a retrieval system) any part of the material on this Website without prior written permission from VicHealth.


You may not reproduce or use the Victorian Coat of Arms for any purpose.  You may not reproduce or use the Victorian Government logo or the VicHealth logo(s) except where the branding appears in a VicHealth publication in which case you may reproduce those logos without alteration only as part of that publication.  VicHealth does not give you permission to use any other branding that appears on this Website, including third party logos, for any purpose (in relation to third party logos, see also paragraph below on 'Third party materials'.)

Images, photographs and videos

This Copyright Statement does not give you permission to use any images, photographs or videos provided on this Website.

Third party materials

In some cases, a third party may hold copyright in material presented on this Website.  Their permission may be required to use the material.  VicHealth cannot and does not give permission for you to use third party materials.  Please refer to the copyright notices on third party materials before using the materials.

Contact us

Enquiries about copyright and use of the material on this Website can be directed by email to [email protected].



When you access this Website, VicHealth may collect personal information about you. If you have any questions in relation to the treatment of your personal information or would like access to your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Statement.



To the maximum extent permitted by law, VicHealth accepts no liability whatsoever to any person arising from, or connected to, the use of or reliance on any information (including any dataset or data), advice, service or facility provided or referred to on this Website or any Linked Site.

VicHealth and its employees and agents are not liable (whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation:

  1. damages for loss of use of data, loss of data, loss of profits, loss of revenue, indirect or consequential loss or damage, incurred by or awarded against you or any other person arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the material, this Website or any Linked Site;
  1. any cost, loss, liability or expense arising from death, personal injury or damage to property (including damage to your software, hardware or data) resulting directly or indirectly from your access to or use of the material on this Website or any Linked Site.


Additional terms

VicHealth may, from time to time, administer competitions, challenges, and online surveys or conduct other activities via this Website. Additional terms and conditions may apply to those activities.


Changes to the Website and these Terms of Use

VicHealth reserves the right to amend, delete, add to, or otherwise revise any information or materials contained on this Website (including these Terms of Use) at any time. It is your responsibility to monitor any such changes. If you do not accept a change made by us, to the extent permitted by law, your only remedy is to immediately cease accessing and using this Website.



These Terms of Use are governed by, and are to be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia.  You agree that the courts of the State of Victoria, Australia have non-exclusive jurisdiction with respect to any matter arising from these Terms of Use or this site.

This Website may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. VicHealth makes no representation that the content of this Website complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access this Website from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring compliance with all laws in the place where you are located.


Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
VicHealth acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and future.
This website may contain images, names and voices of deceased people.

VicHealth acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.