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Terms & Conditions: general

Effective Date: 19 February 2019

The Our Local website is a directory of Government and Non-Government services available to children and young people (0 to 24) in NSW. NSW Government, NGOs and Active Kids and Creative Kids suppliers are able to log in to the system to upload any opportunity, activity, service or event that is, is funded by, or part of a grant supplied by the NSW or Australian Government.

Our Local is owned by the State of New South Wales and operated by the office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP). These Terms & Conditions apply to your access to and use of the websites, mobile apps, widgets, and other online products and service.


This website aims to provide an up to date directory of opportunity, activity, service or event for the children and young people in NSW and to enhance the accessibility and exchange of information among them. However, use of material on Our Local does have some restrictions. Like the content of other Internet sites, the information on Our Local is subject to the Copyright Act 1968. The information on Our Local is also subject to the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000and Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000.

In accordance with Our Local's commitment to information exchange, you are most welcome to reproduce any material found on the public areas of this website for personal or non-profit use and for use within your organisation. This includes any text (except for long passages and entire documents), images and diagrams presented on Our Local that you print or save.

When you reproduce any written material, image or diagram, you must acknowledge its source. If you do wish to reproduce, modify, store, transmit or distribute any content on this site for commercial or non-personal use, you are welcome to contact us at Our Local for our prior consent.

Our Local provides links to external sites that have information of interest to our audiences. These sites have their own copyright guidelines. If you reproduce information from any of these sites, you need to contact that site directly.

The information including but not limited to the listings on Our Local is provided by the Our Local Team and contributing organisations and on behalf of the Crown in the State of New South Wales and is protected by Crown copyright.

Website content

Listings on the Our Local website are provided by and updated by organisations that provide the listings. Our Local is the vehicle to share these listings, not the source of the listings.

While safety and security measures are in place, Our Local does not endorse or take responsibility for the listings. Users and/or their guardians or parents are required to take safety precautions or supervision and be responsible when engaging with a listing.

Listings are not always up-to-date or entirely accurate. Users should contact the organisation directly prior to engaging with a listing.

All information on Our Local is presented with great care. However, Our Local does not guarantee that the information including but not limited to the listings is free from errors or omission.

Our Local takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency and reliability of any information provided by or published on the site by Our Local's contributors. This information reflects our commitment to information exchange and is not endorsed or supported by Our Local.

Our Local encourages Our Local's contributors to regularly update their information.

Any inaccuracies in Our Local can be reported via the 'Tell us your feedback' link button located on the bottom of an information listing on the website. Any notifications of errors relating to information contained on the Our Local site will be checked by the Our Local team before changes are made. This process may take up to one week.

Our Local does not accept any liability for any unfortunate loss, damage or expense you may incur as a result of using information provided by us.

As we wish to maintain the Our Local website as current and complete as possible, it will be periodically updated and information will be subject to change without notice.

In addition, Our Local administrators reserve the right to:

  • modify, refuse, reject and terminate any listing at any time for any reason and are under no obligation to provide a reason
  • remove information which is political, racist, unlawful, threatening, abusive, indecent, pornographic, violent, discriminatory or defamatory

Offensive Material

Our Local is an interactive site. This allows Our Local contributors to become actively involved in activities on the site. Our Local provides avenues to share resources and ideas.

Our Local allows a relatively free exchange of information. However, Our Local will at times check all content to ensure unsuitable or offensive material is not present.

It is possible that some of the information posted on Our Local may cause offence to some people. If any content is offensive, please contact us. You are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which monitors Australian Internet content.

Refer to the Our Local Privacy and Security Policy for further information about uploading and sharing content.

Site Monitoring

To help make sure Our Local provides useful information, relevant to your needs, we perform some monitoring of the site.

In the course of maintaining the site, Our Local users may have their activities on the site monitored and recorded for evidence of any criminal activity or other improper use.

By using Our Local you consent to having your activities on the site monitored by the Our Local Team for any evidence of criminal activity. Our Local personnel may inform law enforcement agencies to initiate legal action if they find such evidence. We may provide logs or other information to law enforcement agencies for investigation purposes.


As part of our commitment to enhancing access to information, Our Local provides links to websites outside the Our Local site. These linked websites provide information presented by government and non-government organisations and individuals. We have taken care to provide links that are suitable and relevant. When visiting these sites, you should make their own decisions about the information they present.

The nature of the Internet is dynamic and content changes constantly. While we consider the information we provide to be correct at the time of publishing, the information may change without notice. Our Local is not liable for the accuracy or reliability of the information provided on these sites.

Links to other websites are provided as a resource and providing them does not imply that Our Local endorses, supports or benefits commercially from their content.

Once again, the Our Local Team takes great care with the content we provide. We trust you will find our resources relevant, useful and inspiring. Your responsible use of the site will help Our Local to continue providing a place of information exchange and community.

Website Security

Our Local makes no warranties that the materials available on or through this website are free of infection by computer viruses or other contamination.

Our Local recommends that users of the site read and apply the Stay Smart Online principles published by the Australian Government.

For further information and advice on Our Local website security, please refer to the Our Local Privacy and Security Policy

Governing Law

Any claims arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions will be governed by the laws of New South Wales, other than its conflict of laws rules; all disputes related to these Terms and Conditions will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in Sydney, New South Wales; and you consent to personal jurisdiction in these courts.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

We may make changes to these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we make changes, we will post the amended Terms and Conditions on this website and update the Effective Date above. If the changes, in our sole discretion, are material, we may also notify you by sending an email to the address associated with your Account (if you have chosen to provide an email address) or by otherwise providing notice through this website. By continuing to access or use this website on or after the Effective Date of the revised Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the revised Terms and Conditions, you must stop accessing and using our Services before the changes become effective.


These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding your access to and use of this website. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is, for any reason, held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the rest of the Terms and Conditions will remain in effect. You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our consent. We may freely assign these Terms.

More information

Thank you for taking the time to read these terms and conditions. If you have any further questions about copyright, please don't hesitate to contact us.