Terms & Conditions

The National Communications Museum (the “Museum”, “we”, “us”, “our”) has created and maintains digital services (the “Digital Services”) to support its mission. These services may include, but is not limited to, this website, downloadable mobile applications and application program interfaces.

By using our website and other digital services, you accept and agree to comply with the following terms, our Privacy Policy and any other notices or disclaimers displayed on the website, which the Museum may change at any time.

Ownership of the content

The Museum owns the compilation, and some but not all intellectual property, of content posted on the Digital Services, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, code, and software (the “Content”). The Museum does not own all components, some of which may be owned by others and is used with their permission.

Using the content

We make this Content available for you. To simplify things, Content on the Digital Services falls into one of two categories for the purposes of your use:

Open content

Content marked with the Creative Commons Zero icon is made available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This Content is either not protected by copyright or released from copyright by the Museum, as creator, and may be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes without fee or copyright restriction; however, the   icon pertains only to the copyright status of the Content.

You may use Content marked with the  icon for commercial purposes without further permission from the Museum. However, the Museum does not guarantee that all Content marked with the  icon is free from rights other than copyright, including rights held by third parties, or that use of such Content might not be subject to other laws, such as trademark or privacy law. You are responsible for obtaining any third-party permissions that may be required for your use.

Restricted content

All other Content is subject to usage conditions due to copyright and/or other restrictions and may only be used for fair dealing purposes as defined by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Please note that ‘fair dealing’ is different from the term ‘fair use,’ as used in the United States. You can find out more about fair dealing here.

All rights not expressly granted herein by the Museum are reserved. If you would like permission to use Museum-owned content that is not expressly open, please contact us at [email protected]


When sharing open Content or restricted Content for fair dealing purposes, please acknowledge the National Communication Museum as the source of the Content. We make this easy for you by providing citation details on each object record page. Alternatively, you can tag us on social media.


Where possible, we ask that you notify the Museum of your use through tagging on social media or by sending us an email. We love to showcase our collection and will share your reuse where appropriate.


The Museum logo and name must not be placed on an external website, or otherwise used by any external party to state or imply an endorsement of your goods, services or activities, without the express approval of the Museum.  Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss use of the Museum’s trademarks.

Trademarks of third parties may also appear on the Websites, including in the Content, from time to time. You agree that nothing on the Websites shall be construed as granting any license to use any trademark displayed on the Websites without the express written permission of the trademark owner.

Content contributed by you

The Museum offers interactive features on its Digital Services where you may contribute content. By contributing any material via this website, you are confirming that your contribution is your own original work and that you are fully entitled to grant to the Museum the rights below.

You grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish or communicate to the public your content for the reasonable purposes of our activities, and the right to sub-license those rights to others. You also consent to any act or omission that would otherwise infringe any of your rights (including your moral rights) in your content.

We reserve the right to monitor, alter or remove user-generated content that does not comply with our standards of conduct.

Your conduct

Our Digital Services are open, learning environments where thoughtful discussion may safely occur among people of all ages and backgrounds. You must not post or transmit to or via the Digital Services any information or material or otherwise use the Digital Services for any activity which breaches any laws or regulations, infringes a third party’s rights or privacy or is contrary to any relevant standards or codes, including generally accepted community standards.

Copyright take down notice

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the Digital Services because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact the Collection Officer, [email protected], with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content.

Links to external websites

Links from this website to other web locations are provided for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by the Museum. The Museum is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.


The Museum does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the Digital Services or Content made available by, or accessible on, the Digital Services. To the extent permitted by law the Museum shall not be responsible or liable for loss, injury, claim, liability or damages that may occur to you or any third party based on your use or the unavailability of the Services and/or the Content.


To the extent permitted by law, you indemnify the Museum from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of our Digital Services and/or any Content, including any or all third-party claims.

Governing law

These terms of use are governed by the laws in force in the State of Victoria, Australia.

Contact us

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about these terms of use.