Summary of Platform Terms & Conditions

Our vision is to see a generation of better health and social outcomes across Australia by improved access to high-quality community Information. Shared Information is based on important principles outlined below.


Data/Information Access: The Platform contains Open, Restricted and Closed Data and Open, Restricted and Closed Information.

  • Open Data/Information has been republished, commonly supplied and managed by Federal, State/Territory and Local governments and other sources.
  • Shared Information is provided by and maintained by Platform Members as a shared responsibility.
  • Restricted Data/Information is supplied and managed by a Data Provider and may be subject to restricted use conditions. Where restrictions cannot be automatically applied by the Platform, a notification about its use is binding.
  • Closed Data/Information is either Information generated by Users (or about Users) or a Dataset that has been provided for a special purpose and cannot be shared.


Data/Information Attribution: Information in the Platform must be attributed to its source. If Data/Information does not have a source and is collected by the Platform, My Community Directory, My Community Diary or the Community Information Exchange should be Attributed. The Platform has Data from many different sources which may also require attribution. Some Information is provided by partners and is restricted in its use. Data Sets 


Data/Information Ownership & Responsibility: Shared data is based on the principle Data/Information generated by the Community is owned by the Community. The Platform gives Members control of their Information. Listings can be added, changed and deleted by Members. Members are responsible for any changes made to Information, suggested edits accepted from the public and changes made by other Platform Members, Platform Administrators, Partners and Platform Providers. Members will automatically be notified by email when changes are made by anyone outside of their Organisation.


Data/Information Quality: The collection and management of Data/Information is a shared responsibility. Automated Systems, Platform Members, Platform Administrators and Platform Providers may make changes to Listings to ensure currency and accuracy. Membership to the Platform requires a commitment from Members to maintain their Listings, update incorrect Information in other Listings, or notify the Platform Provider when they are unable to do so.


Data/Information Security: Data/Information is kept secure with access provided to those who need it. As a reference Resource, the Membership type defines level of access to Information.


Data/Information Sharing: Information may be shared by Members using the platform as the tool to share. Sharing of Data/Information without appropriate Membership is considered Unacceptable and in some cases Unlawful.


Lawful Behaviour: Data/Information may only be used in a lawful way, including abiding by copyright laws and the Australian Privacy Principles. Data/Information Publically available is for personal use. Other Data/Information use is available for internal Core Businesses, unless otherwise agreed with the Platform Provider.

Terms of Use: The Platform may only be used in accordance with the Platform Terms & Conditions which may be amended at any time and posted on the Platform. Continued use of the site indicates acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, which should be regularly reviewed. Additional Terms & Conditions may be outlined in a Membership Proposal Document and Conditions of Offer.