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Terms of use

Byron Shire Respite Service Terms of Use

Welcome to Byron Shire Respite Service (Website) which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (the Department) for the purpose of disseminating information and resources on respite free of charge for the benefit of people residing in the Byron Shire. The Website is hosted and managed by Byron Shire Respite Service on behalf of the Department.

These Terms of Use apply to the use of the Website, the content of the Website, and any material accessed through the Website. In these Terms of Use, the terms "you" and "your" refer to the user or viewer of the Website or the user of information contained in, or accessed through, the Website (Information).

Deemed acceptance

By accessing or using this Website, you are deemed to accept these Terms of Use which, together with our Privacy Statement (see "Privacy Statement" link in the footer of this Website), govern the Department's (and Byron Shire Respite Service's) relationship with you in relation to this Website. The Department may change the content of this Website and these Terms of Use at its discretion and without notice. By continuing to use the Website, you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time.

Your use of this Website and any dispute arising out of such use of this Website is subject to the laws of the Australian Capital Territory.


This Website is not intended for use in emergency situations. If you are suffering an acute illness or emergency condition please call "000".


While the Department has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained on this Website, the information is made available on the basis that the Department is not providing professional advice on a particular matter.

This Website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this Website is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.

Information on this Website related to any eligibility or assessment of eligibility for support or services and related financial or legal support is provided for your reference only and should not be relied upon as a final determination or assessment of any eligibility for such services or support. Those sections of the Website, and any assessment for eligibility for aged care services or support, remain subject to the provisions of the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) and any related or subordinate legislation, as amended from time to time.

Quality of information

Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. makes every effort to ensure the quality of the Information and updates the Information regularly. Before relying on the Information, however, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The service cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or interpretation of the Information.

The materials on this Website may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.