Conversations with our community help us learn, grow and move forward together. As much as we love thriving conversations, we value respect for all community members.

Here are some ground rules to keep in mind:

Be respectful

We value the viewpoints of all community members, and we hope you will too; as they will, likewise, value yours. However, be respectful of their views. If you have a counterpoint, engage with the topic. We ask that you avoid personal attacks or any commentary that may be construed as offensive, harmful, defamatory or abusive.

Stay relevant

When making a comment, stay relevant to the topic. Any irrelevant comments may be removed.


We value all community members views, however any comments or activity that attempts to abuse, intimidate, degrade, bully or undertake consistent pestering will be considered harassment.

No spam or self-promotion

We love hearing your thoughts and opinions, but be advised that any posts or comments that are unauthorised and/or promotional will be removed.

Keep it real

We value authenticity and openness in communications, and we hope you do too. This is why we encourage you to comment in a way that is true to your views and experiences in a respectful manner.


Please ensure that you do not post any personally identifiable information. This could include, but is not limited to, your contact details, residential address, email, or banking details. Likewise, we encourage you not to post any information that could compromise the privacy of other individuals.


  • The Austral reserves the right to remove any post or comment that does not conform with our Community Guidelines.
  • The Austral reserves the right to remove any comments, or ban any users, if their posts are found to violate our Community Guidelines. Any user found contravening our Community Guidelines will be subject to appropriate actions as outlined within these Guidelines.

Gaming Code of Conduct

The Austral Hotel is committed to providing customer care and responsible gambling. Our Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct describes how we do this.