The Department takes its obligation to provide information to all Australians earnestly and has taken steps to improve the accessibility of the information on this website. Please note that this is an iterative process and we will continue to make improvements.

We endeavour to follow the World Wide Web Consortium standards as closely as possible. With new content, we aim to meet the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, together with the Australian Government Information Management Offices web requirements.

Some material on this site is available in PDF format, We use PDFs because they're portable, printable and reasonably accessible. A list of free PDF readers is available to download.

If you require an accessible version of any document that is waiting to be transcribed, please contact our team.

Skip links

This site has 'skip links' which enable a user to navigate to various areas of each page. These links can be utilised by pressing the tab key.

Semantic mark-up

Website pages have been generated using a logical mark-up structure. This improves the browsing experience for all individuals, including users of screen readers and other assistive devices.

Changing the size of text

In Windows

In Mac

In Firefox, Internet Explorer or Netscape 7 select Apple and + (plus) to increase the text size and Apple and - (minus ) to decrease the text size

In Linux

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