The National Australia Day Council Limited Limited (NADC) is bound by the National Privacy Principles and holds no exemptions under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The NADC is a not-for-profit Australian Government owned company limited by guarantee. The NADC leads a network of affiliated state/territory Australia Day organisations (National Network) who in turn lead networks of Local Australia Day Committees/Governments on their state/territory.

Why does the NADC collect personal information and how is it used?

The NADC collects personal information (as defined in section 6 of the Privacy Act), which is used on an ongoing basis, to promote the celebration of Australia Day and to coordinate and promote the

Australian of the Year Awards. Unless required by law, the NADC will not disclose the information without the consent of the person to whom the information relates. Personal information is also collected for the purposes of historical, statistical, promotional and archival use, and in the case of biographies, photographs and moving images, for ongoing publication and rebroadcast.

Information supplied via email will be used for the purpose for which it has been provided. We may also use contact details supplied by individuals to inform them of upcoming events, and for other promotional purposes.  If an individual does not wish to receive these materials, they can notify the NADC by contacting us at the address below.

Photographs and moving images constituting personal information may be taken by or on behalf of the NADC, the National Network or Local Australia Day Committees/Governments in circumstances where consent has either been formally obtained or implicitly obtained from a person's attendance at an event which is being photographed or recorded.  Where this occurs, the NADC, NADC sponsors and partners, the National Network and Local Australia Day Committees/Governments may use the photographs or moving images for purposes associated with promoting the celebration of Australia Day or to coordinate and promote the Australian of the Year Awards.

What are the main kinds of personal information collected?

The NADC collects personal information about individuals. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • names;
  • addresses;
  • email addresses;
  • contact details;
  • photographs;
  • moving images;
  • biographical information relating to award nominees;
  • age of award nominees; and
  • any other personal information disclosed to NADC by an individual or organisation.

Personal information is collected by the NADC from nominees, nominators, referees, general members of the public, social media websites and independent research.

 NADC collects the following information from its own websites, for statistical purposes:

  • the user's server address;
  • the user's domain name (e.g. .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc);
  • the date and time of the visit to the site; and
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded.

Personal information from social media websites

The NADC is connected to a number of social media websites. Where individuals upload any personal information to these social media websites, individuals should refer to those websites' privacy policies for information about how their personal information is collected, used, accessed, stored and disclosed.

NADC collects personal information from social media websites. The NADC collects personal information from these websites where individuals choose to upload information to the NADC's social media pages:

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

  • Google +

  • Flickr

  • Youtube

  • Instagram

  • Blogspot

How is personal information stored?

All personal information collected by NADC is stored in a secure manner.  Personal information collected by us is safely destroyed from time to time in accordance with our policies.

How can personal information be accessed and corrected?

Nominees have the right to correct and/or enhance their personal information and to withdraw their nomination from the awards program. NADC  will use its reasonable endeavours to notify nominees that it holds their personal information. This will take place after the State/Territory announcement functions. If a nominee does not decline the nomination, or is selected as a finalist or award recipient and accepts the honour, this will be deemed as consent to the NADC for the use of personal information to promote the attributes of the nominee.

People appearing in photographs or moving images that have been taken by or on behalf of the NADC have the right to ask that their image not be used for further promotion. If they do so and further use of their image constitutes use of personal information, the NADC will cease using that image as soon as practicable.

To whom is this information made available?

Personal information collected by the NADC may be made available to:

  • Contractors, consultants and media partners

  • The National Network and Local Australia Day Committees/Governments

  • Awards selection panels in each State/Territory and nationally

  • Event and conference, attendees, speakers and sponsors (event and conference attendee information only).

  • The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat

Photographs and moving images are available to the media, general public as well as suppliers and contractors, partners, sponsors, the National Network and Local Australia Day Committees/ Governments.

Personal information may only be made available to parties other than those listed above if the NADC notifies the person of the intended broader use of that information at any time prior to the broader use (and does not receive a negative response from the person), or specifically obtains consent for the use and for other permitted disclosures under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (eg the disclosure is required by law).

How is my privacy protected?

The NADC has two web sites:

The NADC protects privacy by storing personal information collected from its websites in a secure manner.

Where individuals upload personal information to social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google +, Flickr, Youtube, Instagram and Blogspot, individuals should refer to those websites' privacy policies for information about how their personal information is secured.

How do I request access to my personal information or make a complaint?

Individuals can obtain further information about the way NADC collects and uses personal information or make a complaint by contacting the Director, Corporate.  Individuals may also complain about a privacy matter to the Federal Privacy Commissioner if they think their complaint was not satisfactorily resolved by the NADC. for how to make a complaint.  Contact details for NADC are as follows:

Director Corporate Services

National Australia Day Council

Old Parliament House


Phone: (02) 6120 0600

Fax: (02) 6273 8777



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By using the Websites you agree to comply with these Terms of Use.  Please note that we may change the Terms of Use at our discretion and without notice.  By continuing to use the Websites you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time.

Your use of content from the Websites

Unless otherwise stated on the Websites or on specific material found on the Websites, you may use the content appearing on the Websites for your non-commercial or personal use.  NADC may choose to make certain website content available to you on specific terms and conditions, in which case the relevant content and the applicable terms will be described on the relevant webpage or material and those terms of use will apply.

You must obtain our written permission prior to using, copying or reproducing any part of the Websites for a purpose which has not been expressly authorised by us.

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The Websites (or other websites on which the NADC maintains a presence, such as social media websites) may contain links to other websites over which we have no control.  We have provided those links for your convenience only and we are not responsible for their use, effect or content.  We are not responsible for and do not endorse the accuracy, opinions, goods or services on any websites to which we have provided links.


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If we issue you with a username and/or password, it is your responsibility to keep those details confidential.  You are responsible for any misuse of your username or password and any consequences of that misuse.

Posting comments

The Websites may allow you to post content, including comments, that will be viewable by other people (for example, blogs, forums, message boards or other areas).  You are responsible for any comments that you post.

We ask that you keep the opinions and feelings of other people in mind when you are posting content on the Websites.  Please do not post any content that is illegal, inflammatory, abusive, obscene, racist, inaccurate, constitutes commercial advertising or the promotion of your own or another's website (commonly referred to as 'spamming'), infringes some else's copyright or is otherwise not in accordance with the spirit of the Websites.

We reserve the right remove posts at our sole discretion which we consider to be illegal, inflammatory, abusive, obscene, racist, inaccurate, constitutes commercial advertising or the promotion of your own or another's website, do not up hold our corporate values, limit our ability to achieve our corporate purpose or otherwise to not support our agenda to build a inclusive and cohesive society.

We may wish to use or allow others to use any content that you post on the Websites in another publication or media.  By posting your content to the Websites you grant us a non-exclusive right to reproduce, communicate or publish or allow others to do so in whole or in part in any media.

Inappropriate content

If you are concerned that content on the Websites or on third party links (including content posted by users in forums or on message boards) may be inaccurate, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate please let us know by contacting us at Please note that we are not able to respond to all comments or requests for information.

Our warranties

We aim to keep the Websites up to date.  However, there may be delays, errors or omissions that could affect the completeness, accuracy or availability of information on the Websites.  We publish information on the Websites which is provided to us from our partners in the Australia Day National Network (eg state, territory and local Australia Day organisations).  We do not control the information contributed by our partners and we do not independently verify its accuracy or completeness.

As such, no representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the currency, completeness, accuracy or availability of the information on the Websites.

Our liability

Your use of any information or materials on the Websites is entirely at your own risk.  You must not rely on any statement published or linked to the Websites without first making your own enquiries to verify the information.  We may change the content on the Websites at any time without notice.

We do not accept liability for any loss, damage, expense and costs incurred by you or any person arising out of accessing, downloading, using or relying on any of the content of the Websites.  This includes use of the Websites or their content for a purpose for which it was not intended, any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the Website or the content and any interpretations or opinions stated in, or which may be inferred from, the Websites or the content.

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The internet is an unsecured public network which means there are risks that information sent to or from the Websites may be intercepted, corrupted or modified by third parties.  In addition, files obtained from or through the Websites may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects. You bear the risks and responsibility for any loss or damage caused, directly or indirectly, by these risks.  We do not accept liability for any interference with, or damage to, your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this Website.

Applicable law

These Terms of Use and your use of the Websites, are governed by the laws of the Australian Capital Territory.