Website Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to the IPAA Victoria website. They also include the Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions that may appear on or linked to the IPAA Victoria website (Additional Terms & Conditions).

These Additional Terms and Conditions will govern your access to certain sections of the IPAA Victoria site. These Additional Terms and Conditions are part of the Terms Of Use and you must read them whenever you use the IPAA Victoria website.

All webpages on the domain names,,,, comprise the “IPAA Victoria Website,” which reside on servers in the State of Victoria, Australia. The Institute of Public Administration Australia Victoria Division Inc. ABN49 012 662 861 is the owner and operator of IPAA Victoria.

These Terms of Use govern your access to the IPAA Victoria website. Accessing and using the IPAA Victoria website is an acknowledgement and acceptance that these Terms of Use, Privacy and Policy are acceptable.

Scope of Terms Of Use

These Terms of Use apply to your use of the website as well as all software and applications available via the IPAA Victoria website. Except where otherwise stated, these terms may not apply to you. You may need to agree to certain terms and conditions in order to use certain Services or other items that you receive via the website.

Modifications to Terms of Use

These Terms of Use may be modified or replaced at any time by us at our sole discretion.


Any of these Terms and Condition provisions that are inconsistent with or invalid under applicable laws will be deemed null and removed from IPAA Victoria’s Terms and Conditions. The removal of any provisions will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms and Conditions.

Website Content and Access

IPAA Victoria takes reasonable care when preparing and maintaining this website’s information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any website content. The website content could contain typographical and technical errors. Website content can be changed at any time and may not always be accurate or up-to-date at the time it is viewed.

You are responsible for contacting us directly to verify accuracy and currency. IPAA Victoria disclaims any liability, directly or indirectly, for loss arising out of your reliance on the website and its content to the extent allowed by law.

IPAA Victoria cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to the IPAA Victoria website or the absence of viruses or other threats that could damage any computer that visits the IPAA Victoria web page or any data stored on such a computer.

IPAA Victoria reserves all rights to moderate any user-generated content on its website, including Discussion Forums and Q&As.

Website not available

IPAA Victoria cannot be held responsible if your website is unavailable due to computer malfunctions, downtime, or any other event beyond its control.


Without prior notice or liability, we may immediately terminate or suspend your access to the IPAA Victoria website.

All Terms provisions that by their nature should survive termination shall be preserved, including ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers and indemnity.

Modifications to the IPAA Victoria Website

IPAA Victoria reserves all rights to modify or remove any information from its website at any moment without notice.

You agree to the Terms of Use that may be applied from time-to-time by using our website.

The Governing Laws

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. You are responsible for complying with all laws applicable in your country if you access the website via a computer outside Australia.

Anti-Spam Notice

The website does not permit publication of electronic addresses. This is only for professional communication. The IPAA Victoria website cannot be used to indicate consent to receive unsolicited commercial electronic communications.

External Links

Links to other websites may be found on the IPAA Victoria website. IPAA Victoria does not have any control over these links. IPAA Victoria doesn’t endorse, approve, or sponsor any advertising or material on external sites, or the operation of external sites. These external sites can be accessed and used at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

IPAA Victoria makes no representations or warranties about the website or its content. IPAA Victoria does not accept responsibility for any loss you may suffer as a result of using the website or any content.

IPAA Victoria cannot guarantee that the website is safe or free of viruses or other defects or errors.

IPAA Victoria will not be held liable in any way for any consequential, incidental or special damages. This includes damages for business loss or other profits. This includes but is not limited the transmission of computer viruses or other errors.

IPAA Victoria disclaims all liability for any damages that may result from the website’s use or its content. If any law implies a warranty, guarantee, which cannot be excluded by law, IPAA Victoria will at its discretion supply the services again or pay the cost of having it supplied again.

IPAA Victoria disclaims all liability to the fullest extent allowed by law for any loss or damages arising from or in connection the website content or the use or performance IPAA Victoria website, except where the loss or injury is directly due to fraud under Australian consumer law or willful misconduct.

If the law, including without limitation the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), implies a warranty, guarantee into these Terms and Conditions, then IPAA Victoria’s liability to breach such a warranty, guarantee, or condition shall be limited, at its option to one or more of:

  1. Goods: Replacement of the goods, supply of equivalent goods; Repair of the goods; Payment of the cost to replace the goods or acquire equivalent goods; or Payment of the fee for having the goods repaired.

  2. Services include either resupplying services or paying for the service again.

Website submissions

Any information you send us via the IPAA Victoria website, for example, via our member forum[RB2] , will be considered non-confidential or non-proprietary unless otherwise indicated. All data, questions and comments, as well as suggestions, ideas and other information, will be considered confidential. Any such material that you have not indicated as confidential or proprietary will be used for any purpose, without compensation.


IPAA Victoria, its officers, and employees agree to indemnify and defend them from any loss, liability or demand made by third parties due to or arising out of your use or conduct on the site, or any messages you post or transmit through it.


IPAA Victoria may receive revenue on member generated activity through its sponsorship/partnership program. This revenue helps maintain the quality of IPAA Victoria’s services and benefits members professionally.

Intellectual Property

IPAA Victoria owns all intellectual property rights. All rights are reserved.

Except for the Copyright Act 1958 (Cth) and any other applicable legislation around the world, and as provided for by this copyright notice. No part of the content may be reproduced, altered, stored in a retrieval database, transmitted, copied or sent to any other internet site without the written permission of its owner.

Copyright in Other Materials

IPAA Victoria does not warrant or represent that any third-party material found on this website will not infringe intellectual property rights. IPAA Victoria is not authorized to infringe any intellectual property rights contained on material on other websites by linking to the website.

Logos And Trademarks

IPAA Victoria’s domain name and logo are not allowed to be reproduced or published by anyone, except where approved linking is permitted.

IPAA Victoria’s trademarks and logos are not to be used unless permitted by the Copyright Act 1998 (Cth), or written agreement from IPAA Victoria.

Websites may include trademarks or logos from other companies and organisations. These marks are exclusive to their registered owners.

Links to the IPAA Victoria Website

You must first get approval from IPAA Victoria before you can establish a link to the IPAA Victoria website.

To assess your request, you will need the following information:

  1. The URL of the website from which you want to establish a hyperlink.

  2. Give a brief description about your website.

  3. The reason you want to establish a connection.

IPAA Victoria will accept your link if you comply with the terms and conditions. IPAA Victoria must be notified if your website’s content or nature changes significantly.

Links to other websites

Links to third-party websites and services may be provided by IPAA Victoria. IPAA Victoria is not responsible for any content, policies or practices of third-party websites or services. Before using these websites, you should read their privacy policies and terms and conditions.

Prohibited Use

Without prior written consent from IPAA Victoria, the following actions and uses are not permitted:

  • Compile, disseminate and extract any web pages from the IPAA Victoria website.

  • You may use or reproduce any IPAA Victoria trademarks, logos, or designs on the IPAA Victoria site.

  • To send unsolicited communication to any person, body, corporation or legal entity, you can use the contact information provided by IPAA Victoria.

  • You use the IPAA Victoria website in a way that blocks or hinders IPAA Victoria’s access to the website or makes it unavailable for other users.

  • Any device, process, routine or software that systemically or not-systematically interferes with or attempts to interfere or attempt to interfere with the functioning or transactions on the IPAA Victoria site or the IPAA Victoria website is prohibited.

  • You may incorporate or store information from IPAA Victoria in any other website, database or publication.

  • You may not use the IPAA Victoria website except as permitted by these Terms and Conditions.

  • You can use the IPAA Victoria website to do any illegal activity or purpose.


IPAA Victoria’s website uses “cookies”. These are tiny text files that store information on the user’s computer while visiting the IPAA Victoria site.

Cookies can be used for many purposes, not just those listed below.

  • Analysing traffic and counting visitors.

  • Logging into subscriptions functions.

These cookies can be either “persistent” cookies which are persistent and remain on the user’s hard drive after the browser is closed or “session cookies” which expire when the browser is closed.

To disable persistent cookies, the user can modify the settings of the web browser. Follow the instructions in the technical information of your internet browser.


Our secure server uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to connect to your website when you pay your membership fees, register for events, programs or activities. SSL is the most common security technology to establish an encrypted link between a website server and a browser. This link protects all data between the browsers and web servers. Millions of websites use SSL to protect online transactions with customers. While we strive to use commercially acceptable methods to protect your data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

InstantSSL Certification

IPAA Victoria is protected by an instantSSL certificate. This certifies that IPAA Victoria is a safe environment where you can transact. Please click the padlock at your browser footer to view our security certificate.

IPAA Victoria’s payment gateway, eWay uses 128-bit DES encryption right through to the bank’s EFTPOS networks. Credit card transactions are then automatically processed. You can obtain further technical information about our payment gateway by visiting our supplier’s site

Invalid Terms and Conditions

Any part of these Terms of Use that a court finds invalid, illegal, or unenforceable shall be removed from the rest of the Terms.

Create an Account

You must create an account, regardless of whether you are a member or not, to purchase products and services on the website or enrol in programs. IPAA Victoria may restrict members’ access to certain areas of the website.

Password Requirement

IPAA Victoria members can obtain a password by signing in to the website and creating a password. Non-members may also be eligible for a password in certain situations. IPAA Victoria can refuse to issue passwords until it is satisfied that the user is authentic and that the user can fulfill its obligations under these Terms.

Interference on Website

It is forbidden to modify, alter, remove, hack, or in any way interfere with the website or any content or material displayed on it by IPAA Victoria

Legal Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia. Each of IPAA Victoria and the other parties agree to submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the Victoria courts, Australia, in the event of a dispute arising from these Terms and Conditions.

Get in touch

You can reach the following contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy:

IPAA Victoria, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Service Delivery.

[This page was last updated on 03/02/2023]