Australia's Original Internet Reunion Site

These are the necessary legal requirements which needs to be mentioned, and they are no different to many other reunion sites overseas. Here are just a few quick rules which we expect everyone to abide by. The following terms apply to you and your use of the Oz Reunion web site. You are required to agree to these terms to have a listing on this web site. Violation of these terms may lead to termination of your listing and exclusion from future use of the service.

  1. Oz Reunion is an Internet service (the Service) (hereafter "we", "our" or "us"). "Listing" or "valid listing" means any information sent to Oz Reunion by you, adheres to all terms of this service, which is posted on the web site at www.ozreunion.com.au, www.reunion.com.au, www.adoption.com.au or any other web server which may be clicked through to. "Content" means the information which has been posted on the web site at ozreunion.com.au or any other web server which may be clicked through to. "You" or "your" or "user" means a person aged 18 or over, user of the Service for itself and you as parent or guardian for any minor which you allow to access the Service, for whom you will be held strictly responsible.
  2. You must be 18 years or older to submit a listing or submission, and you take full responsibility for the content you provide to Oz Reunion. Oz Reunion and its third party suppliers makes no claim concerning the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the Content or the service provided on the Service for any purpose.
  3. Oz Reunion is not a licensed adoption mediator so we will not under any circumstances contact another person on your behalf for information about an adoption, or mediate any meeting between parties. Please be advised that under certain adoption legislation in Australia, parties are not permitted to have other persons (such as a friend or partner), other than a licensed mediator, make arrangements for or contact with another party to the adoption on their behalf.
  4. Oz Reunion is currently not an "information source" for the purposes of the Adoption Act 2000 (NSW) and the Adoption Regulation 2003 (NSW). This impacts on the ability of Oz Reunion to obtain, on behalf of subscribers, information concerning NSW adoptions held by information sources in NSW (such as the Department of Family and Community Services, private adoption service providers, the Registry Births Deaths and Marriages and hospitals). Oz Reunion notes that subscribers may be able to obtain additional information about a NSW adoption by contacting the NSW Department of Family and Community Services directly via it's Adoption Information Unit on 1300 799 023.
  5. Genuine listings only. Incognito, alias names, and fictitious/invalid email addresses are not allowed. It is useless being listed if your family and friends cannot contact you. Your entry will be deleted if your email address is not valid.
  6. Oz Reunion is not a licensed mediator or private investigator, so we will not undertake any searches or contact anyone on your behalf. The information you supply as a lister on this website is the full extent of the service we offer you. We may pass on information to the lister from anyone enquiring on your listing.
  7. You agree not to use your access to Oz Reunion for any commercial purpose, or to contact anyone listed on our website for such purposes, or to send spam emails. You are authorised to use the Content only for personal or professional family history research, and may download Content only as search results relevant to that research. The download of the whole or significant portions of any work or database is prohibited. You agree not to publish, copy or download any photos, URLs, banners, gifs, text, logos, etc. without obtaining written permission from Oz Reunion. Further, you may not make use of or copy any 'meta tags' or other 'hidden text' without our written consent. All content on our website is subject to and protected by the copyright laws of Australia.
  8. All material, including feedback, and listing information submitted/posted to this site by you, becomes the intellectual property of Oz Reunion, and you relinquish all rights to that information. You also give Oz Reunion complete authority, ownership and discretion as to how any listing is amended or deleted once there has been a successful reunion. Listings may be edited or deleted at the sole discretion of Oz Reunion. Any feedback given to Oz Reunion may be used on our website, at the sole discretion of Oz Reunion. All listings and other information on our website is subject to the copyright laws of Australia.
  9. We value your privacy, so to protect your privacy, we do not allow linked email addresses in your listings unless you specifically ask for this service. To avoid "spam" all emails in the Event registers and Classifieds sections will have a space after the @ symbol, so please delete the space when using this email. Some entries in the Classifieds sections will be given a reference number at the end of each listing. Please quote this number when contacting Oz Reunion for the contact details of the person placing the listing. At times, the person placing the listing has not advised Oz Reunion of any change in contact details, and the information we have on file (such as email address) may or may not be current, and you may receive an "auto responder" message. We do not allow junk mailing of our clients, or solicitations for commercial purposes. Oz Reunion does not sell, or distribute these lists and we appreciate you not doing so.
  10. EMAIL SCAMS - When submitting a listing, please remember that our website is in the public domain, and the information that you provide, can be used by a third party to contact you. As a matter of privacy, we encourage you to only divulge a minimum amount of information to achieve the result you are looking for. Clients should check the authenticity of any communication sent by a third party, as to their genuine response to your listing. It is advised not to place too much information on our website so you can authenticate any positive responses to your listing. Please report to Oz Reunion any solicitations from any third parties, for commercial purposes or otherwise. Email scams should be deleted and not responded to. When in doubt please refer the communication to Oz Reunion, who can advise you.
  11. All hard copy photographs submitted for a classified, remain your property and will be returned to you within 14 days of receipt if an enclosed stamped and self addressed envelope is included. All email pictures are to be 100kb or less, in "jpeg" format if possible (for clarity), and no photo or any other information will be posted to the classifieds pages until a listing fee of AUD$20.00 is received, and image approved for publication.
  12. You agree to be bound by these terms of service when you submit a listing to Oz Reunion, whether by post, e-mail or by the on-line forms found at our website.
  13. You agree to keep your classified within the conventions of good taste, with no derogatory remarks about a 3rd party. Portions of the Service will contain user provided content, to which you may contribute appropriate content. For this content, Oz Reunion is a distributor only. By submitting content to Oz Reunion, you grant Oz Reunion, the corporate host of the Service, a limited license to the content to use, host, distribute and allow hosting and distribution on co-branded Services that Content. You should submit only content which belongs to you and will not violate the property or other rights of other people or organisations. Oz Reunion is sensitive to the copyright and other intellectual property rights of others.
  14. Oz Reunion reserves the right to amend your submission to follow guidelines of consistency throughout the web site, and also correct spelling mistakes, grammar etc. The information, products, and services included on this Web Service may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Oz Reunion and its third party suppliers provide all Content in this Service on an "AS IS" basis, and without any warranty of any kind.
  15. Oz Reunion also reserves the right to refuse a submission or remove any user provided content which comes to its attention and which it believes, in its sole discretion, is illegal, obscene, indecent, defamatory, incites racial or ethnic hatred or violates the rights of others. Oz Reunion reserves the right to amend or delete any listing on their website, at their discretion, whereby a complaint has been made by any person who takes offence to any listing posted. Offending others will not be tolerated, we are here to help people.
  16. Oz Reunion and its third party suppliers make no representations concerning the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the Content or the service provided on the Service for any purpose. We and its third party suppliers disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the Content and the services provided on the Service, including accuracy, conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no case will we or our third party providers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data or any other damage in contract, tort, equity or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof. Oz Reunion takes no responsibility for accuracy of any content or any negative outcome resulting in a reunion, meeting or otherwise, and you should check the authenticity of any such claim before proceeding. Oz Reunion will not liaise or mediate between parties, so please do not ask us.
  17. You will endeavour to keep Oz Reunion informed of any change in e-mail, contact address to enable us to contact you when the need arises (which is not very often). Oz Reunion reserves the right to delete or modify an entry if the contact details are not valid.
  18. Your valid listing to the "Classifieds" section of Oz Reunion, including the School Reunion pages, are to be of 100 words or less. Once payment is received your listing will be posted on-line, and kept on our site until you instruct Oz Reunion to remove it. There are NO RENEWAL FEES. The current listing fee is AUD$20.00 in the Classifieds. No information or accompanying photos in the Classifieds will be listed until payment is received by personal/bank cheque, money order, or by direct deposit into our account. Please contact us for bank details. Personal cheques will need to be cleared before your listing will be uploaded. Any dishonour fee incurred by Oz Reunion, through a dishonoured cheque, will be vigorously pursued for compensation. International personal cheques will not be accepted, please use direct deposit into our account.
  19. By submitting a listing on the Oz Reunion website you give Oz Reunion the express right, authority and permission to promote or use your listing, photo, event or any information you submit to us. You authorise us to post that information on any social media platform, such as Facebook etc. Please note: email addresses will not be posted, and hidden at all times.
  20. There will be no refund, in part or in full for any listing, under any circumstances. Listing fees may be changed by Oz Reunion at any time, and will not effect our existing clients. Fees do not apply to valid listings on the "Event Registers", which are free, all day every day, without a time limit. Valid listings must meet the criteria for the particular Event Register in order to be published to the website, eg. no school reunions on the Family & Friends pages. School reunion pages (where the normal AUD$20.00 listing fee is applicable) are classified listings. A classified is deemed to be an entry of 100 words or less, which may accompany a photo. Some expired or completed school reunions will not show email contacts, due to invalid email addresses, and will not be re-listed without a listing fee. "To Be Advised" School Reunions and dates without a month/year for school reunions will be listed in your classified.
  21. By submitting your personal, classified, listing, reunion and related information to us, you, the end user, are thereby granting to Oz Reunion a royalty-free, worldwide, non-terminable, exclusive license to use this information and your exact words (and excerpts and edited versions of your submission) in all media, and contact the person you are searching for. You also waive all claims against Oz Reunion for any violations of rights of privacy, publicity, and defamation or other personal torts arising from Oz Reunion use of the information in such media. No payments shall be due to you for such grant of rights. All contributors to Oz Reunion and it's website, are informed and in agreement that their listing will be archived by the National Library of Australia, and be used by any other media outlet that Oz Reunion sees fit.
  22. By submitting a listing to Oz Reunion, you take full responsibility for the words and photos used on our website and they are true and correct at the time of publication. Oz Reunion will not be held liable for information that you post, and you accept all responsibility for that action.
  23. If any party or person takes offence to any listing on our website, please contact Oz Reunion, and the listing will be deleted. Once the listing is deleted, we are unable to control how search engine (such as Google) results are presented. These links become dead links, since the information has been removed. Search engines index our site on a regular basis, so dead link results should eventually disappear, but Oz Reunion has no control over when that will happen. Please report any dead links to the relevant search engine.
  24. No 3rd Party submissions are accepted, without the express permission of Oz Reunion and the person in question. All such cases must be identified in your original submission, and must have authority to do so by the person in question. We reserve the right to refuse and delete a listing of someone, who we feel is abusing the service or exploiting it in a way which is detrimental to Oz Reunion or it's clients. Oz Reunion makes no guarantee or claim of accuracy to any submission /listing posted to this site, we only post the information that is received in good faith, by any concerning party provided information and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction, inaccuracy or problems with that information, will be sought from the third party provider and not from Oz Reunion.
  25. Oz Reunion may, from time to time, provide opportunities to users of the Web Service to link to or buy services from third parties. Sites of those third parties may be subject to terms and conditions which are different from those found here. Oz Reunion makes no warranty concerning third party provided goods or services and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction or problems with those goods or services will be sought from the third party provider and not from Oz Reunion.
  26. Oz Reunion may send electronic mail to you from time to time, for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to Oz Reunion, or of any Oz Reunion related products and services. By providing your email address via our website, you authorise and consent for Oz Reunion to contact you by email at any time. You may opt out of this notification service by sending us an e-mail.
  27. Oz Reunion has the right, at its sole discretion, to modify this Agreement or the Service at any time. Changes in service will be posted at www.reunion.com.au or sent via e-mail. If any portion of this Agreement or any change of this Agreement of the Service is unacceptable to you or will cause you to no longer be in compliance with the agreement, you may cancel your submission by sending an e-mail. Continued use of the service now or following posted notices of changes in this Agreement means that you have accepted and are bound by the changes.

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A million thanks for the incredible service

Very pleased to say that my brother saw the entry I posted in Oz Reunion on March 7 and emailed me last week. All we knew was his birth name and that he was born a few years after me. We are now in contact - after 49.5 years. A million thanks for the incredible service you offer!

Gary

Oz Reunion changed our lives

After twelve and a half years of searching for our older sister, I found her two years ago thanks to my very small post that had been sitting on Mike's website for a few years. I had found my birth family in the mid 80s, and a chance comment in 2000 started this search. Even though we'd all met up two years ago, it was only three weeks ago at our youngest sister's surprise 60th birthday lunch that we were all together for the very first time in our lives. Words cannot express our thanks enough - Mike, without you and your website, our lives would not be filled with the happiness we now have.

Fiona

You have changed my life

I would like to thank Mike and the team at Oz Reunion for helping me find my family after 27 years, I was reunited with my birth mum and siblings. On the 4th of May 2014 we were all together reunited as was. Thank you Mike for all your help. You have changed my life, and from overnight being an only child I have gained so much.

Domenic

No words can express my gratitude

It was my add on your site that brought not only my biological Mother and I together but also my biological Father. I am now surrounded by all these wonderful people, who have so much love and joy at finding me after 41 years of wondering if I was safe and happy. It is an amazing experience and they are beautiful people. I'm still in the process of meeting their families and have 7 half brothers and sisters to meet as well. Not a day goes by that I don't smile at all that has happened in such a short time. Thank you again for providing Australia with such an easy way to reunite people.

Lucy

You have made my life complete

Thanks to your website I have found my 3 Children, twins and a daughter, after 28 years of searching, we have been in contact and i have communicated with the children, I will even be meeting one of them face to face tomorrow , cant thank you enough OZ REUNION You have made my life complete, we are all back together again. Cant believe all this is happening, its like a dream come true for me, my head is still spinning, after 28 Years of searching for them and only a matter of months advertised on your site we are reunited, Thank you so much, OZ REUNION, I may never have found them without your site. Thank You Thank You.

John Remington

Amazing! Thank you once again

I just wanted you to know that we have been successful in finding Ellen (birth mother) & other family members thanks to your site. As a result of your site, a half-brother that we didn't know even existed. So thank you VERY VERY much!! We felt like we had hit the final brick wall in ever finding anyone else, & then everything just snowballed over a period of 2 weeks. Amazing! Thank you once again for all that you've been instrumental in achieving for us.

Robyn & John Holloway

Thanks again for making my dream come true

Thankyou for your website. it is the best thing ever. Well i have found my dad. He is alive and very healthy. thanks to all those people that emailed me and rang me with information. I now have a very large family. My dad has five other children and my mum has two and I'm the oldest of 3 sisters and four brothers. My dad is Douglas John Uerbergang. I'm very happy and my life is complete. I met my dad in July 2007 and the best thing was my mum {Mary} came with me. They hadn't seen each other since i was born. That was 47 yrs ago. It was the proudest day of my life. Not many other people would have the luck as i did to have both birth parents at the meeting.

Vikki Godden

How can I ever thank you enough

It was a simple post on your website which led to my adoption reunion through a programme on TV .... like many others here I had nearly given up hope of ever "knowing". I now have my birth mother & 4 siblings in my life and there is plenty of love for all! Finding out about my mother, wonderful brothers & sisters, nieces & nephews & close indigenous family ties are just the beginning. How can I ever thank you enough Mike, for making the phone call that gave me a fairy tale ending.

Jeny OHara

This is better than winning lotto!

Thank you so much , today I spoke to my son for the very first time, oh joy to finally get my one wish i.e. to learn that he was and is and always will be part of a beautiful and very loving family , into which he was welcomed with so much love and joy ,since I had to let him go in February 1969. This is better than winning the lotto!!. Thank you so, so much for your marvellous site, my son Jamie and I met for the first time in thirty eight and half years, on 17th August at Adelaide airport, oh what a wonderful moment, we hugged immediately and I truly thought my heart would burst with love and pride, that this fine young man was actually my son. The pure joy of that meeting will remain with me always. Watch the video: click here

Phyllis Roycroft

Thank you for this great website

When I was little my birth mother disappeared from my sisters and my life this was 1963 .. my dad had remarried and we all moved on. We have both been on a long and exhaustive search trying to piece together the puzzle Kept coming up empty, until Kim stumbled across an entry on Oz Reunion in the Adoption Register. She found a name & looked it up, and low and behold all the information that we have SO DOES POSSIBLY ONE OF OUR LONG LOST SIBLINGS who we know nothing about. This is the first real breakthrough in nearly 40 years and the first small piece of info that has come across our paths. Thank you to the website hopefully we can get the rest of the puzzle solved and move on. This has given us plenty of hope and has made us all a family again ..it has changed all of our lives. Watch the video: click here

Gary Sturdy and Kim

A big thank you to Oz Reunion

Through the TV show, Find My Family, who got my details from your website, I was able to be re-united with my Birth Mother and family. A big thank you to Oz Reunion, I now know where I come from, which is very important. Thank you.

Tracy Stephens

Reunited with my birth mother after 54 years

Thank you Mike. Through registering on your site I was approached by the team from Find My Family which led to me being reunited with my birth mother after 54 years. We were reunited on April 4/5 2009 (April 5 being my birthday) I also now have a sister and brother and 7 new nephews. To those of you who are still searching please don't give up it is worth it in the end.

Neil

What a fantastic website

I had a listing on your adoption website. My son and I have just (last night) reunited successfully thanks to your reunion site. My listing in the ‘Adoption’ section of Oz Reunion was posted for a very short 5 months. What a fantastic website. Thank you Oz Reunion. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Ciao and thanks forever Trisha & Mark. Read their story: click here  

Trisha Lynne Garnett

God bless you for this

There is no way I could ever thank you enough!! Had it not been for Oz Reunion, chances are that my 'brother' would have remained dead, as I thought he was. Instead, because of Oz Reunion, I have been able to embrace my brother, to look him in the eye, and to know after 34 years that he's alive, and we can be together again, forever!! There may be miles, but there will never again be distance! God bless you for this. It would have never happened without your website. Watch the video: Click here

Tom Fairfull

Such a great asset

I placed a notice on Oz Reunion quite a few years ago and since then I have found a Sister, cousins and an uncle. Low and behold, a couple of weeks ago I got an email reply from Oz Reunion and it was from my Brother. Wow, we are going to meet each other for the first time this week. I'm so excited. Thank you Oz Reunion for being such a great asset.

David Bush

Brilliant result

After several years of trying to find info of an old school friends where abouts i came across Oz Reunion. I thought same old, same old, but how wrong can you be.I asked two simple questions and within half an hour i was sent a phone number and the rest is history. Thank you so much to the staff of Oz Reunion. Brilliant result.

Snowy Rowe