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Image ownership

PictureVictoria lets you search a range of image collections, regardless of where they are located in Victoria. Public libraries and local history societies, as custodians of the works of countless Australian artists, have generously made their image collections available.

I've found an image I like - how do I know who owns it?
The name of the "owning" public library will be displayed to the right of the thumbnail image, eg. Maribyrnong Library Service. Any requests in relation to the use of an image need to be directed to the contributing public library service.

Note that the images you can find in PictureVictoria are reference quality only. Requests for higher resolution copies of the images should be directed to the owning public library service.


All pictorial content on this server is owned or managed by the library service that provided it.

Material on this site may be used for study, research, criticism or review, subject to the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (as amended). However, in accordance with commonly held practice, users are requested to attribute any use of material from this site.

Images must not be reproduced for commercial purposes, communicated in any way to the public (such as reproduction of this material on the internet) or gathered into a compilation for re-use without the express permission of the copyright owner.

For example:
You can use an image in a school project, or while researching a family history. As a courtesy you should include the title, the name of the creator, and agency that owns it. You cannot put it on your personal web site, or reproduce it in a book or newsletter, without checking if there are any copyright restrictions.

Copyright in each image displayed is owned or managed by the supplying library. There may also be a separate copyright in an artistic work depicted in an image (such as a painting that has been photographed). This copyright is also managed by the source agency, but may be owned by another person. Contact the individual supplying library for advice on the copyright requirements.

Further Information
Due to the nature of the internet, it is not possible to guarantee the suitability, completeness, or accuracy of any material to which a host site may be linked. In light of this, a disclaimer for all Victorian Government websites is mandatory. The following links are to the Whole of Victorian Government (WoVG) copyright and disclaimer statements to which this site adheres.

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