Social Media Acceptable Usage Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

The Australian federal election has been called, meaning the Australian Government has now entered caretaker mode. Questacon is a Division of the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and our social media channels will be closely monitored during this time. We won’t be changing the way we operate these channels. We will continue to keep you informed of what activities Questacon is delivering across the country and we will respond to any messages you send us regarding the Centre during the school holiday and Easter period and where our national outreach programs are operating.

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre welcomes all comments on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We want to hear from our fans about what they love about Questacon.

As a fan of Questacon, you are welcome to express your views, comments, ideas, insights, and criticisms about us. At the same time, fans should show courtesy and respect to others and must not use social media to abuse others, expose others to offensive or inappropriate content, or for any illegal purpose.

Any content deemed to be inappropriate, inflammatory, defamatory, commercial, spam, overtly party political and comments encouraging activities illegal in Australia or that are detected as transgressing copyright or intellectual property laws will be reported and/or deleted, and users will be blocked.

Social media disclaimer

When you use any social media page you are bound by the terms and conditions of use of the site. We encourage you to review the legal policies of the site for further information. Questacon does not endorse, and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using the site. Questacon disclaims all liability from those views and recommends users seek appropriate independent professional advice prior to relying on, or entering into any commitment based on these views. Unless acknowledged as being endorsed by Questacon, views expressed are of the individual contributor and not those of Questacon.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at

Facebook Privacy statement

Questacon is not responsible, liable for and does not endorse the privacy practices of Facebook or any other linked websites. Your use of Facebook and any linked websites is at your own risk. Please be aware that the information posted to this Facebook Page may be used by Questacon for the purpose of administering this Page.

Please note that as a division of an Australian Government department, Questacon is bound by the Information Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. For more information please refer to the DIICCSRTE Legal Notices page.

Please be aware that any comments made on our Facebook Page may be published in other forums relevant to the objectives of this Facebook Page.