Wi-Fi access

What is Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi – wireless fidelity – is a local area network using high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet. Wi-Fi is also known as wireless local area network or WLAN.

Who can access Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is available to visitors, business clients and researchers to the National Office, who bring a device capable of connecting to a wireless network (eg laptop computer, mobile telephone or personal digital assistant).

When and where is Wi-Fi available?

Wi-Fi is available seven days a week, on the ground floor of the National Office in Parkes, Canberra.

Is there a fee for usage?

No – access to the Wi-Fi service is free.

Terms and conditions

Internet use is closely monitored by the Archives.

Visitors and researchers are encouraged to restrict their Internet use to research related material, and to not infringe copyright when using the Internet.

Users should not access or download sites that contain pornographic or other offensive material, in compliance with the Classification (Publications, Film and Computer Games) Act 1995. A filtering system is in place to block access to forum, gaming and gambling sites. Conducting financial transactions (other than purchases from the Archives) is also discouraged.

While the Archives endeavours to offer accurate and current resources to maintain the security of our computer systems, the internet is an inherently insecure environment.

We do not accept responsibility for any losses arising from the use of, or technical difficulties with, the Archives’ information and communication technology systems (including loss of and unauthorised access to user’s data).

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