Looking for more data? Try the following publicly available catalogues:
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Data Centre is the place to obtain online access to AIMS data. A catalogue of AIMS data can be searched to show details about each dataset. Some AIMS data are available online using a number of visualisation tools. Try some of the visualisation tools and the mashups showing interesting events on the Great Barrier Reef.
ASRIS provides online access to the best publicly available information on soil and land resources in a consistent format across Australia.
The Atlas of Living Australia is an initiative to improve access to essential information on Australia’s biodiversity by providing tools for researchers and others to access, combine and map data on Australian species. The Atlas project is a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian natural history collections community and the Australian Government.
The ATLAS of New South Wales is an initiative of the Land and Property Management Authority with the following objectives:
- To support open and transparent government initiatives
- Establish a comprehensive digital educational resource
- Offer new and emerging technology to the community
This atlas contains recorded sightings of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and endangered invertebrates in New South Wales. It does not contain records of fish. Use the search form to find recorded sightings and maps of plants or animals in a particular area.
The AuScope Portal was created to provide a front end to the Australian Earth Model established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy funded AuScope activity. The Portal provides access to geosciences information in an interoperable manner via open standards. The Portal includes access to geosciences information made available by AuScope, the Australian state and territory Geological Surveys, Geoscience Australia and many other organisations with earth science data. Data is also accessible via standards-based metadata catalogue (which also provides the information to Portal), to serve data and support Australia’s science, education, environmental management and policy needs.
The ABS assists and encourages informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by providing a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.
The Australian Heritage Database contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places.
The database includes:
- places in the World Heritage List
- places in the National Heritage List
- places in the Commonwealth Heritage list
- places in the Register of the National Estate
- places in the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia
- places under consideration, or that may have been considered for, any one of these lists.
The AIHW is the national agency set up to provide information on Australia’s health and welfare, through statistics and data development that inform discussion and decisions on policy and services. It works closely with all State, Territory and Australian Government health, housing and community services agencies in collecting, analysing and disseminating data.
The Australian Natural Resources Atlas was developed by the National Land and Water Resources Audit to provide online access to information to support natural resource management. The Atlas is managed and maintained within the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
The Australian Natural Resources Data Library allows users to search all datasets used in the Australian Natural Resources Atlas.
The site is managed by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
Australian marine data, publicly available.
The Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Portal was eastablished to provide an interoperable, online network of marine and coastal data resources, including data from the six AODCJF partner agencies, supported by standards-based metadata, to serve data and support Australia’s science, education, environmental management and policy needs.
The Australian Public Service Employment Database Internet Interface provides querying capability on a database of staff employed within the APS under the authority of the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act). This is only a part of total public sector employment across Australia. Staff employed in Commonwealth-owned companies, statutory authorities, the defence forces and government business enterprises that are not employed under the PS Act are not included. State and local government staff are also not included.
Supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Australian Research Council, the Australian Social Science Data Archive (ASSDA) is a consortium of leading national Australian universities, managed by the Australian National University (ANU). ASSDA was established at the ANU in 1981 with a brief to provide a national service for the collection and preservation of computer readable data relating to social, political and economic affairs and to make these data available for further analysis.
The Australian Spatial Data Directory (ASDD) provides these search interfaces to discover geospatial dataset descriptions (metadata) throughout Australia. A dataset description is a concise document which consistently explains a certain set of geospatial (earth-related) data, and provides links to further information and possibly to the actual data.
The ATO collects information from a variety of sources to undertake its activities as the Government’s principal revenue collection agency, including tax returns and activity statements. This information can also be used to produce statistics which can be used to inform the community about the taxation and superannuation systems.
ARPANSA publishes current ultraviolet radiation (UVR) levels for Australian capital cities on its website. This data is also available to application developers, for use in, for example, mobile device applications. The data represents instantaneous recorded UV levels for capital cities in Australia, adjusted for daylight saving if applicable. The data is collected continuously by detectors that respond to UVR in a manner similar to human skin. This type of UVR is known as erythemal UVR because it causes reddening of the skin, and is implicated as a cause of skin cancer.
The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is committed to making available all information used to inform the development of the Basin Plan. The Basin Plan Knowledge and Information Directory (BPKID) identifies this information and is continuously updated as new information becomes available.
The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) is a professionally independent economic and statistical research agency within the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Its mandate is to provide high-quality data, forecasts and research on resources and energy for Australia from an economic perspective, and in a global context.
The Bureau of Transport Statistics (BTS) operates as an independent entity within Transport NSW to monitor and forecast transport system usage and performance.
The Bureau is dedicated to providing relevant, accurate, accessible and credible transport data and forecasts to government, business and the community to support the development of transport policy, planning, infrastructure and services.
We have a wide range of transport information, much of it freely available from this website.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation(CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
The CSIRO Data Access Portal provides access to datasets published by CSIRO across a range of disciplines.
Public sector data are valuable, useful and interesting.
The NSW Government creates a wealth of data and these are sometimes hard to find. This catalogue provides a central list of data available on agency websites.
ERIN is a unit within the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, specialising in online data and information management, and spatial data integration and analysis. ERIN aims to improve environmental outcomes by developing and managing a comprehensive, accurate and accessible information base for environmental decisions.
Geoscience Australia is custodian of the nation’s geographical and geological data and knowledge. It undertakes applied geoscientific research and maintains, develops and encourages access to a vast array of fundamental geoscientific data.
The agency provides first class science and information that assists all levels of government, industry and the community to make informed decisions on some of the most important challenges facing Australia.
These challenges include: the discovery and development of mineral and energy resources; the management of the environment; and community safety.
The Places Database allows you to search for places listed on the State Register of Heritage Places, which is managed by the Heritage Council of WA. There are 1,300+ places listed on the State Register, including buildings, structures, gardens, cemeteries, landscapes and archaeological sites.
It also includes heritage places lists on local government heritage inventories, Commonwealth heritage lists and the List of Classified Places managed by the National Trust of Australia (WA).
The Land Channel is a Government web site providing integrated access to land, resource and property information and services for the State of Victoria, Australia.
Launched in April 1998, the Land Channel forms an important component of the Victorian Government Online Channel program which seeks to deliver government information and services in terms of subjects, themes and life events (eg. buying or selling property), not government structures.
The Land Channel draws together information from a range of Government Departments and Agencies.
The heart of Mapping our Anzacs is a tool to browse 375,971 records of service in the Australian Army during World War I according to the person’s place of birth or enlistment.
This tool gives you a new way of seeing Australia’s involvement in World War I.
Mental health services in Australia (MHSIA) online has been developed by the Mental Health and Palliative Care Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The development of the website is in response to recognition in the Fourth National Mental Health Plan of the need to make available timely, contemporary data on the services provided to Australian mental health consumers each year.
This DATAstore is both catalogue and repository for public, machine-readable information published by Mosman Council for the purposes of building web services with our community.
Find statistical and contextual information about schools in your community and compare them with other schools across the country (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority).
Informing the community about hospitals by making it easier for people to access information about how individual hospitals are performing.
Search the online database or State Heritage Inventory of more than 20,000 heritage items on statutory lists in New South Wales, including items listed on the State Heritage Register.
The Natural Resource Atlas (NRAtlas) is the New South Wales portal to maps and data for environmental management, planning, research and education. We aim to be a comprehensive catalog of authoritative, significant natural resource databases and geographic information held by the NSW Government, as well as providing links to significant data holdings in local and federal government and other sites.
Use the NRAtlas to browse and create your own maps across a range of environmental themes.
Search for, locate and dwonload spatial data available from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Finding NSW Geospatial Data through the State Metadata Node is simple. All it takes is just a search.
This site presents a demonstration of one approach to an electronic Flora of New South Wales. Data are derived from the printed Flora of New South Wales series, published by the UNSW Press, augmented with data from electronic sources maintained by the National Herbarium of New South Wales. Please note that data have not been fully checked for consistency, and are not fully up-to-date. This site is to be regarded as a prototype presented as a demonstration, and not necessarily as an authoritative resource.
This Queensland Government Information Service provides a convenient way to search for Queensland geographic data held by a range of state government agencies covering a diverse range of topics. The data is intended for use in geographic information or similar systems and is accompanied by detailed metadata that can be viewed prior to placing your order for download or for delivery on DVD.
Research Data Australia is a mesh of searchable web pages describing (and where possible linking to) Australian research data collections. Research Data Australia is provided by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).
ANDS seeks to support public access to as much publicly funded research data as can be provided within the constraints of privacy, copyright and technology.
Whether you are a parent keen to find information on programs available at your children’s school, or interested in enrolling your children at a school in your local area, you will find a range of information.
Social Security and Related Information
Agencies responsible for the administration and delivery of social security, family assistance, student assistance and related payments and programs publish a range of statistical information online, i.e.:
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Linked below is a register of statistical information published on various agency websites. Published statistical information generally encompasses customer population data for key payments, with a pre-defined drill-down available for relevant demographic (e.g. gender, age) and geographic (e.g. national, state/territory) characteristics. The Department of Human Services also publishes a comprehensive suite of health statistical information.
- Statistical Information Register – drill down [DOCX - 48KB]
- Statistical Information Register – drill down [PDF - 251KB]
- Statistical Information Register – high level [PDF - 60KB]
- Statistical Information Register – high level [XLSX - 19KB]
You can request statistical information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org where it is not available online. In providing this service, the Department of Human Services liaises with relevant agencies as required. Humanservices.gov.au contains information about accessing statistical information.
The official source of NSW’s geospatial information, possessing the most comprehensive, accurate and reliable spatial data for the State and we currently service the needs of many sectors within the spatial data community.
AEON (Archives Explored ONline) allows you to search and identify specific records held in the Western Australian State archives collection. AEON will also provide you with the administrative context in which these records were created.
The South Australian Heritage Places Database is an online search tool to assist people to find information about Heritage Places in South Australia, including locality maps.
The SA Heritage Places Database is a comprehensive listing of:
- State Heritage Places from the South Australian Heritage Register
- Local Heritage Places from South Australian Development Plans
- Contributory Items from South Australian Development Plans
data.vic.gov.au is your online access point to Victorian Government public sector information.You can search or browse to a variety of datasets in different formats, then you can download the information you need.
The Victorian Heritage Database is a fully searchable online database containing information about Victorian Heritage Places and Precincts, including statements of significance, physical descriptions, historical information, builder, architectural style, photographs and heritage overlay number.