We have developed this website to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features.

Our commitment to accessibility is outlined in the DCJ Accessibility for Digital Communications Policy. View an easy read version of the policy.

DCJ follow the accessibility and inclusivity practices in line the NSW Government Design Standards.

By adhering to guidelines for accessible web design, we acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web users in the community.

We strive to comply with W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

At times, we may publish documents and publications received from third parties. These third party documents may not adhere to the standards followed by the Department of Communities and Justice.

If you are unable to access a document on this website due to a disability, please contact us to request an alternative format. Where possible, we are committed to providing alternative versions on request.

Website accessibility features


The DCJ website has a built in screen-reader, called ReadSpeaker, which will read out aloud all the text on the page, navigation information and descriptions of images. You may also select a section of text for ReadSpeaker to read.

PageAssist personalisation

The DCJ website has a built in accessibility personalisation tool, called PageAssist, which provides options for customising the website to suit accessibility needs. 

Available options include:

  • Changing font style, size and spacing
  • Pausing all media, animations and audio
  • Turning off images and css
  • Changing the contrast, cursor size, or using focus mode.

Automated language translation

The DCJ website has a built in automated language translation tool. Where enabled, you may choose to translate page content to another language. 

Please note, automatic translations are provided as a guide only, and may not be accurate. View our website disclaimer for more information.

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22 Aug 2022

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future. 

Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.

You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.

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