Terms of use

We (the Commonwealth of Australia through the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water) provide the Solar Consumer Guide website to inform the public and to provide guidance to households and businesses. By using this website, you are deemed to have consented to the terms of use below and agree that you are using this website entirely at your own risk.

General disclaimer

While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Solar Consumer Guide, we:

  • give no guarantee and take no responsibility for errors or omissions in it; and
  • accept no responsibility in respect of the use of or reliance on any information in it.

We are not responsible for any action taken or not taken in reliance on this website or any other websites linked to it. The Solar Consumer Guide is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be:

  • financial, legal, insurance, construction, engineering or other advice (professional advice); or
  • a substitute for professional advice.

If necessary, you should obtain your own professional advice, tailored to your particular circumstances.

Website content and links

We may update Solar Consumer Guide content from time to time so please return to the website as required to ensure you have the latest information.

The material on this website may include the views or advice of third parties. These do not necessarily reflect our views or our commitment to a particular course of action.

Although we have taken care to provide links to suitable material from this website, we cannot give any guarantee about the suitability, completeness or accuracy of any of the material that this website may be linked to or other material on the internet. We do not accept any responsibility for the content of that material.

Security of our websites

We apply a range of security controls to protect our websites from unauthorised access. However, you should be aware that:

  • the internet is an insecure public network;
  • there is a risk that your transactions may be seen, intercepted or modified by third parties; and
  • downloadable files may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

We do not accept any liability for any interference with or damage to your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with, or relating to, this website or its use.

You should take appropriate and adequate precautions to prevent damage to your computer system, software or data. See how by reading Protect yourself.

No organisation or product endorsement

With the exception of the SunSPOT tool (which is subject to its own disclaimer), any references or links to third party organisations, including commercial organisations and/or particular products on this website, are included for information only and are not an endorsement of any organisation or product by us. Conversely, the fact that a particular organisation or product is not mentioned or linked should not be taken as an indication of our opinion of that organisation or product.


The material on this website is copyright of the Commonwealth of Australia, except where otherwise noted.

With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, Commonwealth copyright material on this website is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Details of the relevant license conditions are available on the Creative Commons website as is the full legal code for the CC BY 4.0.

You are free to copy, communicate and adapt the Commonwealth copyright material (other than the Commonwealth Coat of Arms) in accordance with the licence above, so long as you attribute the Commonwealth of Australia as the author of the original material.

You must seek permission to use third party copyright content contained in this publication from the relevant third party copyright owner/s.

Use of the Coat of Arms

Guidelines for use of the Coat of Arms are published by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Linking and sharing

We are happy for you to share content and link to pages on this website, but please observe the following conditions about linking:

  • links must be presented in a way which fairly represents our role and the Solar Consumer Guide;
  • the context in which you insert the link must not give your visitors the impression that your website, or your company, is sponsored or endorsed by us; and
  • the context of the link must not suggest that we have created any of your content i.e. the source of the material must be clear.

If you want to re-post something you've found on our website you should use the following text and link back to our website.

‘This article was first published on [link to our home page] and reposted on [your site name].’

If you wish to use shorter text your acknowledgement should include as a minimum:

‘by [link to our home page] and via [your site name].