All punishments will be at the discretion of staff and punishments will vary depending on frequency and severity of rule breaking. Permanent bans are common and currently there is no way of appealing bans, so I'd recommend following the rules.
Don't be a dick
This rule is fairly common sense. Please don't harrass each other. I do not want to have to act as a baby sitter for a bunch of gamers.
Also if you cut down a tree and leave the top, I'll be disappointed.
Absolutely no griefing
Do not break or steal other peoples things. Its fairly simple. If you don't know if something is naturally generated no player made, just leave it alone. Many players have been silently permanently banned for this, never to be seen again.
Do not flood the chat with stupid messages, its cringe.
You are allowed to discuss other servers, I find it weird when servers outright censor any discussion of other servers or communities. However blatently advertising is not allowed.
Be nice to each other. Pretty simple.
Don't swear excessively
Swearing is allowed but if you swear an unnecessary amount it starts to look bad and will probably annoy people.
You also need to keep in mind that Minecraft has a very wide age demographic, I doubt an 8 year old would want to be on a server where the chat is filled with unsavoury language.
No hacking or exploits
Please don't break the server with game-breaking exploits. Including but not limited to Xray, Hacked clients etc.
No ban evasion
Alt accounts are allowed on AussieSMP but using them maliciously to evade a ban for example is not allowed.
Don't be the reason I need to make or expand on the rules
Trying to find loops holes around these rules so that you can say that you 'technically didn't break any rules' won't work. I have no reason to keep anyone who is an asshole on the server so I won't hesitate to remove someone so that others can have a good experience.