Government and public sector information

Creative Commons licences are currently used by Australian government agencies at all levels – local, State/Territory and Federal.

To locate Creative Commons licenced works to use click here

You can use the licence tool to find the appropriate licence for your Australian government agencies work.

Australian Governments commenced using Creative Commons licenses in 2011 and you can read the principles and history of the implementation in Creative Commons & Government Guide

Work at an Australian government agency and need to keep up to date on Creative Commons for your notices and works. Go to the Get involved page to join up and keep up to date. 

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Common Licences

This video explains the six types of Creative Commons licences and how they can be applied to your work.

Case Studies:

The Australian Commonwealth government embraced the use of Creative Commons licences and released the entire 2010-11 Budget under a CC Attribution licence. Further government use of CC licences can be seen by the Australian Bureau of Statistics who now distribute all data using a CC Attribution licence.

For further information about government usage of Creative Commons licences check out the Australian section of the Government Use of Creative Commons page on the CC International wiki.