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Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This online privacy and website notice applies to this site, which is operated by Bourke Shire Council (ABN 96 716 194 950) under the domain name '', and other Bourke tourism internet sites. It explains how Bourke tourism collects, uses and manages the information of visitors to its internet sites. Bourke Shire Council views the privacy of your personal information as an important issue, and is committed to protecting your privacy when you access and interact with the Bourke tourism site. As such, this site supports and endorses the principles of the NSW Privacy Laws.

Visitor logs are used on this site for statistical purposes only, and no attempt will be made to identify you or your browsing activity. This information will only be used to update and improve the site.

Email addresses will only be used to respond to specific user queries, and will not be kept or used for any purpose other than stated. Email addresses will not be added to a mailing list unless consent is given, nor disclosed to any other party without your knowledge or consent.

This privacy and website notice may be updated from time to time. Bourke Shire Council suggests that you return to the site on a regular basis and carefully read the information provided.


This site uses 'cookies' to make your experience of the site easier and more efficient. A cookie is a small data file placed on your hard drive by Bourke's tourism's web page server. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on a computer virus, or capture your email address. Note that the cookie will remain on your computer as a record for future visits to this website.

In using cookies, Bourke Shire Council does not record any personal information or collect names or details of commercial transactions. In addition, Bourke Shire Council does not use cookies as the basis for direct marketing.

You can configure your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, providing you with the opportunity to either accept or reject it. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, or delete all cookies from your computer if required.

When you visit the site, Bourke Shire Council's Internet Service Provider (ISP) makes a record of your visits and logs the following information for statistical purposes – your server address, your top-level domain name, the date and time of your visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser used.

This statement is to be read in conjunction with the rights claimed by the Privacy Act 1998 at

Personal information

Collection of your personal information
There are many aspects of the site which can be viewed without providing personal information, however, in order to submit an enquiry or to subscribe to our mailing list you are required to submit personally identifiable information. This may include but not limited to your name, email address and telephone number.

Sharing of your personal information
We may occasionally hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, including but not limited to processing transactions. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. Bourke Shire Council takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

Use of your personal information
For each visitor to reach the site, we expressively collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing the site, page access times and referring website address. This collected information is used solely internally for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalized content to you while you are at this site.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will use for these new purposes only, data collected from the time of the policy change forward will adhere to our updated practices.

Website usage measurement

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

In addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation, this website uses Google Analytics advertising features along with DoubleClick cookies to measure demographic and interest data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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The analytics cookies on our site gather anonymous data such as geographic location, the method you used to reach this site, the length of your visit, the time of your visit, the pages that you visit and the keywords used to search while on the site.

Internet use risks

Bourke Shire Council does not warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or without error. In addition, Bourke Shire Council shall not be responsible for the propagation of computer worms, viruses or other harmful components transmitted from this site and other third-party sites.

Quoted prices

Figures and/or prices stated on the Bourke Shire Council site are generally prices for tourist services, such as accommodation, day tours or attraction entrance fees. All figures quoted are in Australian dollars, unless otherwise stated, and include a Goods and Services Tax (GST). Bookings are made direct with the operator, not Bourke Shire Council, and you should check the availability and price of accommodation and services with the operator, and any applicable terms and conditions.

Links to other sites

Where Visit Bourke offers links to other sites, Bourke Shire Council is not affiliated with those sites and has no control over, and is not responsible for, their content, privacy practice or other policies. Third-party sites should contain their own privacy notes, and those third parties should be responsible for their own privacy practices. Written requests for Bourke Shire Council to link to a site should be forwarded to Online Comments

Bourke Shire Council welcomes links from other sites. Please contact Bourke Shire Council to seek written permission to link to the site.

Editorial policy

The information provided on this site is posted at the discretion of Bourke Shire Council. The site publishes articles, interviews and information that Bourke Shire Council believes will be of interest and value. All views and opinions contained in the articles, interviews, or other information on the site are solely the opinion of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Bourke Shire Council.