Privacy Statement


When you look at this web site, our server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
  • the user's server (IP) address and machine name
  • the date and time of visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • the number of bytes transmitted and received for each request
  • the address of the referring page visited
  • search terms used
  • the type of browser used

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

The Australian Hydrographic Office examines this information to determine the traffic through the server, and to specific pages or applications, and in order to deliver better services.


We will only record your email address if you send us a message, or if you subscribe to an e-mail list. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.

Any personal details submitted via the Australian Hydrographic Office website will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them, without your consent except, in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.

If you have concerns about sending information over the web, please contact us for alternative methods of submitting information (mail, fax etc).


This site contains links to other sites. The Australian Hydrographic Office is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.


We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by our site. You can do so by emailing using our Feedback Forms.