This website is operated by Museums Victoria, an agency of the government of the State of Victoria.

Museums Victoria is committed to respecting copyright and other intellectual property rights, while aiming to make our collections and information easily accessible to the public.

Material published on this website is protected by copyright and, where applicable, moral and cultural rights.


Unless otherwise noted, all of the text published on this site is licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. Under the terms of this licence you may distribute, remix and build upon the text from the site, but you must attribute Museums Victoria as the source of the information.

The details of the licence conditions for text content are available on the Creative Commons website at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Images, sounds and audio-visual material are licensed separately to text.  It is your responsibility to check the copyright and acknowledgement statement associated with these resources before you use them.

We support and encourage public access to our collection by offering image downloads for reuse. We also offer streamed sound and film recordings for reuse where possible.

Third Party Copyright

Museums Victoria does not own the copyright in all the material on this website. In some cases copyright belongs to third parties and has been published on this website under a licence agreement: this does not authorise you to copy that material. You may be required to obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Copyright is a complex area of law, and you are encouraged to contact the Australian Copyright Council  for further information on your rights and responsibilities.

Cultural rights

Indigenous works may have additional legal and cultural issues, for instance because they include secret or sacred information, or information obtained without the consent of the relevant indigenous people. You may be required to seek cultural clearances from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families, individuals or organisations before you access or reproduce some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material.


Please acknowledge Museums Victoria as the source of information.

Take Down Notice and Enquiries

Museums Victoria supports the intellectual property rights of others and every reasonable effort has been made by Museums Victoria to locate, contact and acknowledge copyright owners. Any copyright owner not properly identified and acknowledged on this website should contact Museums Victoria so that corrections can be made.

If you are seeking permission to use Museums Victoria content or images in a way not covered by the accompanying copyright and acknowledgement statement, please visit the Image Request page on our website.