Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Australia Day Contest - Terms and Conditions

                                                             Australia Day Contest

26th January is a day of celebration for both Australia & India - it’s both Australia Day and Republic Day. We will be celebrating the spirit of #AustraliaIndia #dosti through three contests in the coming weeks.

Five lucky winners each contest will win exciting prizes. To enter the Competition, please answer our quiz questions by commenting on the Australian High Commission’s official Facebook page post  or alternatively post your quiz answer along with the hashtags #AustraliaIndia #dosti from your Twitter account. Entrants must be Indian residents and 18 years or older.

 Good luck!                                                                                                                         


Terms and Conditions of Entry


Competition name

  1. The Australia Day Contest (the Competition) is a competition run by the Commonwealth of Australia through the Australian High Commission in Delhi (the High Commission).

Competition Period

  1. The Competition will run from 10am India Time,  Sunday 31 January 2021 to 9am India Time, Monday 1 February 2021 (Closing Time).

Eligibility to enter

  1. Entry into the Competition is free and open to Indian residents who are 18 years or older.
  2. Employees of the High Commission or its attached agencies, its contractors and/or their immediate family members are ineligible to enter the Competition. Immediate family member means a spouse, defacto partner, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent and/or sibling (and their spouses).
  3. The High Commission reserves the right to verify the eligibility of each Entrant and to exclude and/or disqualify any Entrant who does not meet the eligibility requirements. By entering the Competition, the Entrant warrants that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.

How to Enter

  1. To enter the Competition each Entrant must, during the Competition Period, answer the Competition Questions in English by commenting on the AustralianinIndia Facebook page or tweeting their answer along with the hashtags #AustraliaIndia #dosti on their Twitter account. Entrants are also encouraged to post a picture of Australia. Do not post pictures with children.
  2. Each Entrant is only permitted to submit one answer either via Facebook or Twitter. Entries, which are found to involve fraudulent practices, such as false email addresses or fake Facebook or Twitter accounts, or any other illegitimate behaviour to gain advantage over other entrants, will be disqualified from the Competition.
  3. If entering via Twitter, the Entrant’s account must be set the account to ‘Public’. If the answer is private, it cannot be included in the Competition.
  4. Answers will be deemed to be accepted once published on the High Commission’s Facebook page or the Entrant’s Twitter account with the hashtags #AustraliaIndia #dosti. The High Commission will not be responsible for any post which is lost, late, incomplete or otherwise not received by the High Commission for any reason, including telephone connection failures, internet failures and disruptions, and ISP problems. Any costs associated with entry into the Competition will be borne by the Entrant.


  1. Five prizes will be given for each contest in this Competition. (A total of 5 prizes to be given in all to 5 lucky winners)
  2. The Prizes are given "as is" without any warranty, and are not transferable or exchangeable for cash. The High Commission reserves the right to substitute the Prizes with other prizes in the event that the original prizes are not available.
  3. Unless otherwise specified in these terms and conditions, the High Commission will not be responsible for any costs associated with the award, acceptance, receipt or use of the Prizes, including the cost of making necessary travel arrangements to redeem the Prizes.

Selection of the winners

  1. Winners will be selected randomly. We will consider the Facebook and Twitter answers together.

Announcement of the winners

  1. The High Commission will announce the winners of the Competition by tagging them on a post on the High Commission’s Facebook and Twitter pages after the Competition Period.
  2. The High Commission will also notify each winner via direct message within two days of announcing the winners. At this time, the High Commission will seek the winners’ details (name and age) (“Personal Details”) and address details (in India only), to organise collection of the Prizes. The winners must provide the Personal Details and address details within seven days of the request by the High Commission.
  3. Entrants who are Twitter users must follow the Australian High Commissioner’s official account (@AusHCIndia) in order for the High Commission to be able to send them a direct message.

Shipping of Prizes

  1. The Prizes will be shipped to each winner using the address details provided by the winner. The Prizes will be shipped within a week of receiving the details required in Clause 15.
  2. If a winner fails to provide the High Commission with their Personal Details and address details within the required timeframe, or provides incorrect address details, the winner will forfeit the Prize and the High Commission reserves the right to select another winner, in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Intellectual property

  1. The Entrant warrants that their entry or any picture posted in connection with the Competition have not been copied, recreated, reproduced or derived from any other work and that they do not infringe on any other legal, intellectual property or privacy rights of any third party. The Entrant should not use/post pictures with children. The Entrant indemnifies and holds harmless the High Commission from any and all claims by any third party arising out of the use of the Entrant’s entry or posted picture, including but not limited to claims of infringement or violation of the intellectual property or privacy rights of the third party.
  2. The Entrant grants the Commonwealth a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, revocable, non-transferable, perpetual licence to use, modify, copy, delete from, add to, publicly display and/or reproduce, the Entrant’s entry, in whole or in part, in any medium, now or at any time in the future for any related purpose of the Commonwealth.
  3. The Entrant grants the High Commission the right to use their Personal details, likeness, comments and/or entry for promotional purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. This includes but is not limited to announcing the result of the Competition or publishing the name of the Prize winner on the High Commission’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


  1. Personal information associated with the entry and/or winning of the Competition (including, but not limited to, the Entrant’s name and social media alias) will be collected, used and disclosed (including to Facebook and Twitter) by the High Commission for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in connection with the Competition. This personal information will be stored by the High Commission on a secure electronic database and will be destroyed once it is no longer required for these purposes. If this information is not collected, the High Commission will be unable to enter the Entrant into the Competition. For further information regarding how the High Commission will handle this information, please consult our Privacy Policy at: .
  2. The Entrant acknowledges that while the High Commission will disclose this information to Facebook and Twitter for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in connection with the Competition, the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.


  1. The Entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless the High Commission, Facebook and Twitter from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the Entrant’s participation in the Competition and the acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize that may be won.
  2. The High Commission is not responsible for content that third parties publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via social media services. The High Commission accepts no liability whatsoever arising from or connected to the currency, accuracy or completeness of any material posted on social media sites or elsewhere on the internet and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of information provided via this vehicle.

Amendments and cancellation

  1. The High Commission reserves the right to, at its absolute discretion and without prior notice, vary, amend, delete or supplement any of these terms and conditions and the Entrant’s continued participation in the Competition amounts to acceptance of any revised terms and conditions. The Entrant should check the High Commission’s website on a regular basis for any changes to these terms and condition. If an Entrant does not agree to a change, they may withdraw from the Competition by emailing [[email protected]].
  2. The High Commission reserves the right to, for any reason and without any obligation to state a particular reason, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition. In the event of such cancellation, termination or modification, the High Commission may at its absolute discretion elect not to award any Prize in respect of the Competition. The decision of the High Commission to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition will not be subject to any liability nor compensation of any nature.
  3. The High Commission’s decision in relation to any aspect of the Competition is final and binding on every Entrant. No correspondence will be entered into.

Governing law

  1. The Competition is governed by the laws of India.