This statement applies to user interactions with the City of Sydney’s web sites, at http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/history/

The City of Sydney accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained herein and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use.

Disclaimer of Liability

The City of Sydney makes every effort to ensure that the content of our web site is accurate and up-to-date. The City of Sydney makes no warranty or undertaking, whether expressed or implied, nor does it assume any legal liability, whether direct or indirect.

Links to other sites

References and links to other internet sites are for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as an endorsement of those sites, the information, views, opinions or standards they provide. The City of Sydney is not responsible for the relevance or accuracy, currency and reliability of information found on those sites.

Third party content

Some of the information provided on the City of Sydney web site is supplied by third parties. It is important all users understand that third party information is not provided or endorsed by us and your legal relationship is with the third party supplier. Please be aware that we have not necessarily checked third party content.


The listing of a person or organisation in any part of this web site in no way implies any form of endorsement by The City of Sydney of the products or services provided by that person or organisation.

Privacy Statement

The City of Sydney web site makes some use of data that directly or indirectly identifies users. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy.


The staff who operate the City of Sydney web site, and most Commonwealth government agencies, are subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. http://www.privacy.gov.au/act/

Data collected by the City of Sydney

Data that in some way identifies the user is gathered during interactions with the City of Sydney’s web site in the following circumstances:

Computer information

It is a necessary part of visiting any web site, including City of Sydney sites, that the user’s web browser provides the machine’s identity (its IP address) to the Web server, so that the server can address the reply to the correct machine.

Information automatically collected and logged in this manner includes:

  • your country, state and organisation type
  • your computer’s operating system (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc)
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the pages that you access and the documents you download
  • the path taken to the City of Sydney site (e.g. through a search engine or link at another site) and
  • the type of browser you use.

User feedback

We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site. Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the City of Sydney’s web sites.

Data storage, use and disclosure, and retention

All data described in the preceding section may be stored and archived for a period that is yet to be determined but is likely to be at least 12 months and quite probably seven years.

Unless stated otherwise, the data is used by the City of Sydney site software, and by staff involved in the City of Sydney Web Site operation, only for:

  • Web site and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches;
  • customisation of the Web site to the user’s needs; and
  • evaluation, research and development.

Identified data can only be re-disclosed to the user if the user provides the unique request session number. Personally identified data may be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances in which such disclosure is legally authorised, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.

Users 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, get your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide personal information to the City of Sydney web site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.


If you believe that we have not followed the principles of this privacy statement, or would like to comment on these principles, please contact us via our Feedback page.