What do I need to do?
The most reliable way to ensure that your message complies with the Spam Act 2003 is make sure every outgoing message complies with the requirements specified in the University's summary information sheet.
How to ensure your message complies with the Spam Act 2003
For all outgoing commercial electronic messages, senders must ensure that:
- any recipients have given consent to receive this type of message from the sender
- messages include accurate information about who authorised the sending of the message, including valid contact information
- messages include a functional unsubscribe facility.
A valid unsubscribe message could be as follows:
If you do not wish to receive further messages about these activities, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that your email address be removed from the Somedept activities mailing list. Your request will be carried out promptly.
The actual ‘unsubscribe’ e-mail address will of course be that of the mailing list manager.
Please contact Web and Print Production if you are unsure whether your intended recipients have consented to receiving the type of communication you wish to send.
Extra step-by-step guidelines
You can use this flowchart to guide you through the process of preparing your commercial electronic message.
Limited exemptions may apply to certain messages sent by educational institutions. For more information consult the Australian Communication Authority's Spam Act 2003: A Practical Guide for Government (PDF) or contact Web and Print Production.