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Important Notices


The information provided by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ('the Government') on this website ('the Government's information') is for reference only. Whilst the Government endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the Government's information on this site, no express or implied warranty is given by the Government as to the accuracy of the Government's information.

This website also contains information input by other parties and users may link this site to other sites and obtain information provided by other parties (collectively called 'the other information'). The Government expressly states that it has not approved nor endorsed the other information contained in or in connection with these sites.

The Government does not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever in connection with this website. The Government is entitled to delete, suspend or edit all information on this site at any time at its absolute discretion without giving any reason. Users are responsible for making their own assessments of all information contained in or in connection with this site and are advised to verify such information by making reference to its original publication and obtain independent advice before acting on it.

Copyright Notice

The information available within this website may be re-disseminated or reproduced, provided that the Social Welfare Department (SWD), as the source of information, is acknowledged and that the re-dissemination or reproduction is for non-commercial use.

Any other reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of the information available within this website for commercial use is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from the SWD.

The SWD and the HKSAR Government shall not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage arising from the information, or reproduction or re-dissemination of the information, within this website.

Website Browsing

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Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring that our website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA requirements to the maximum extent possible. However, as our website contains considerable archive materials that are not frequently used, accessibility features have not been incorporated in a few web pages. If you have any problem accessing information on our website, please contact us at:

Where to Download Software for Reading Content of SWD Homepage

This website includes documents and files in a number of formats such as PDF, Word and others.  You may need to download and install specific software to read some of these files.  Below are the links to download necessary software:

Adobe Reader
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Real Player

DWG TrueView




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