Australian Government departments are required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to ensure that online information and services are accessible by people with disabilities. 

We’ve designed this website to meet Level AA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) and the Australian Government Digital Service Standard.

Providing our information to all users, including those with a disability, is important to us. If anything on this site is inaccessible to you, or you are experiencing problems accessing content for any reason, please contact us.

To view PDF files on this site you will need the free Adobe PDF reader.

Accessibility statement

This is an accessibility statement from The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • JAWS-2020 in Chrome 102 and Microsoft Edge Version 103 on Windows 10
  • NVDA in Chrome 102 and Microsoft Edge Version 103 on Windows 10
  • Keyboard-only navigation in Chrome 102 and Microsoft Edge Version 103 on Windows 10

Text resizing

Text on this website can be resized by:

  • using the zoom and increase font options from your internet browser’s menu
  • press the Ctrl key (Microsoft Windows) or the Apple key (Mac OS) on your keyboard and use the + or – key to zoom in and out
  • press Ctrl on your keyboard and scroll with your mouse wheel.

Compatibility with internet browsers

Our website works best with the latest internet browser technology.

Our website uses govCMS, which is built using Drupal core. Drupal core supports:

  • Google Chrome (desktop)
  • Firefox and Firefox ESR (desktop)
  • Safari (desktop)
  • Microsoft Edge (desktop)
  • Opera (desktop)
  • Internet Explorer (desktop)
  • Safari for iOS (mobile)
  • Chrome for iOS (mobile)
  • Chrome for Android (mobile)
  • UC Browser (mobile)
  • Opera Mini (mobile)
  • Samsung Internet (mobile).

Technical specifications

Accessibility of relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • DOM

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for

PDFs and Word documents on this site may not work with current assistive technologies. Please contact us to request an accessible version of any publication.

Assessment approach

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water assesses the accessibility of via ongoing internal evaluations.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on by using our contact us form.