Privacy Statement for Office of Governor-General Web-Site

In accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commission, we provide the following privacy statements.

Site Visit Data

When you look at this web site, our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • Entry and exit pages
  • How often the site was used
  • How much information was downloaded
  • The country you are browsing from
  • What browser types are being used
  • The user's Internet Service Provider's server address
  • Date and time of visit
  • Previous site visited

No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law-enforcement agency exercises a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider's logs.

Email Addresses

We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it without your consent.

Correspondence sent to the Governor-General will be processed and entered into the Office's Records Management System but will only be available to the appropriate people within the Office.


This is a cookie-free site. A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet website sends to your browser when you access information at that site.

Sites linked from this web-site are not subject to this privacy statement and you are encouraged to review their statements.