The Commonwealth Grants Commission seeks to adhere to the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites developed by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. This page explains the type of information that is collected by the Commission, how such information is used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed.


The Commission will record your email address only in the event that you send a message by email or if you register requesting notifications. Your email address will be used only for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent which the Commission will seek by way of a specific request in writing.

The Commission will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Clickstream data and cookies

We analyse non-identifiable website traffic data to improve our services.  When you visit this web site, our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes - the user's server address, the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc), the date and time of visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited, and the type of browser used. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider's logs.

A cookie is a small file sent by a web site onto the user's web browser software when the user accesses this web site. The Commission's web site does not use cookies.


This site adheres to Commonwealth Government Internet security standards, including the Defence Signals Directorate guidelines.