Reminder: is a beta product

Please be mindful that is a beta product. Whilst every effort is made to maintain appropriate levels of security and maintain confidentiality, data custodians should consider their risk profile before loading data. As a beta product aims to meet the minimum needs of users, our focus has been on ensuring a secure environment for data to be loaded.

Custodians are also reminded that they have responsibility for the confidentiality of the data they load to Once loaded, there are no checks undertaken by the platform on datasets to ensure there is no personal information or confidentiality rules are maintained.

At this time there are no plans to uplift out of the beta product. If this changes in the future, a Discovery project was undertaken in 2022 that can provide the basis for improvements. If you would like a copy, please contact

About is the central source of Australian open government data. Anyone can access the anonymised public data published by federal, state and local government agencies.

This data is a national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery and transforming policy outcomes. In addition to government data, you can also find publicly-funded research data and datasets from private institutions that are in the public interest.

The federal government’s public data policy statement requires all government agencies to make non-sensitive data open by default. In addition to free, open datasets, now includes information about unpublished data and data available for purchase.

Visualising data

Many of the data sets can be visualised using the in-built mapping tools. Datasets that contain a geospatial field (such as latitude and longitude) can be mapped and viewed in NationalMap.

Contact us

For support related to, contact the us at

How do I register or upload data

Anyone can register an account on which can be used for commenting or liking datasets.

To publish government data you must have an account with an Australian government email address (ending with “”, including state or local government addresses). Before you consider registering an account for a government (federal, state, local) or government-funded research organisation, you should do a quick search of existing organisations to see if your own organisation is already listed.

If your organisation can not be found, you can register it for the first time. How to set up an organisation account.

Terms of Use


With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, material presented on is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

How to attribute datasets

When using content from this website that is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence, you are required to attribute the work in the manner specified in the licence (but not in any way that suggests that the publishing organisation endorses you or your use of the work).

This website requires that you use the following form of attribution: Attribution to: Organisation name, jurisdiction, title of dataset, date the content was sourced, dataset URL Example: The Department of the Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia, Field Crop Estimates, Sourced on 22 July 2013,

Lawful purposes

You agree to use only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of by any third party. This includes conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to

You must not post or transmit via any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would contravene any law.


Your use of does not affect or reduce any obligation any Agency owes You, affect or reduce any obligation You owe to any Agency.

The site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and you should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

We take reasonable care in linking to other websites but we have no direct control over the content presented in those websites or the availability of those websites.

We make no representation that the material on any linked websites does not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. We do not authorise the reproduction of such material.

We do not endorse or recommend any links to external websites or third party content, including products and services offered by, from or through those websites or their content.

Content and comments

The datasets provided through have been created by many different government agencies. Because of this, we cannot guarantee the quality or timeliness of the data. While we welcome your feedback, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to correct any problems identified with the datasets.

You are responsible for the comments you make on If you wish to comment on, you must do so in accordance with our Moderation Policy.

Moderation Policy uses a pre-moderation process that aligns with the APS Code of Conduct.

Each comment is subject to a manual check to determine its suitability for publication. The aim of this process is to make sure that comments: * are not inflammatory, unreasonable or obscene; * are civil and respectful of other opinions; * do not include any material or encourage any conduct that would break the law; and, * are considerate of your privacy and the privacy of others. The moderation process is not intended to stifle discussion, but rather to detect spam or content that breaches the terms of use. We endeavour to publish your comments as quickly as possible.


We strive to protect comments and information you provide on We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your comments and information are not compromised. However, we cannot guarantee that no harmful code will enter You should be aware of the risks associated with using websites.

We recommend that you use appropriate and up-to-date firewall and anti-virus software to protect your computer systems.

If you experience a problem or loss that is caused by the information you send to or via, your computer being compromised in some way or by something beyond our control, we cannot take responsibility for causing the problem. We will, however, do our best to help you if we can.

Where connection to a system or website outside our control compromises the objectives of, we may sever links to that website or system.


These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Australian Capital Territory.

If any of these Terms of Use are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms of Use will continue in full force.

These Terms of Use do not negate any Terms or Conditions that apply to your use of any other government website. We may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time.

Privacy policy is an online service managed by the Australian Commonwealth Government. We respect and protect the privacy of our users. This privacy policy tells you how we collect and use information.

The term "Personal Information" in this privacy policy means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained. We do not collect personal information about you when you visit this online service.

You can use this service without telling us who you are or revealing other personal information. If you send us a contact or feedback form you do not need to identify yourself or use your real name.

Personal information

The Australian Bureau of Statistics, as the administrator of, collects personal information that is necessary to provide you with the use of and properly administer the service. If you contact us we will collect the email address you nominate and any other identifying information you provide, such as a name or phone number. Please do not give us other personal or sensitive information.

Other than circumstances such as unlawful activity or serious threats to health and safety, we do not share personal information with other government agencies. If you ask us about an issue that needs to be dealt with by another agency, we will provide you with the necessary details to make contact yourself. You may opt out of further contact from us at any time.

How we deal with complaints and requests

You may request access to personal information about you that we hold and you may ask us to correct your personal information if you find that it is not accurate, up-to-date or complete.

To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, we will need evidence of your identity before we can grant you access to information about you or change it.

You can contact us by email at for further assistance.

How we protect your personal information

This online service is hosted in Australia within a secure, government accredited facilities. To help protect the privacy of data and personal information we collect and hold, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis.

We train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. Access to your Personal Information is restricted to employees who need it to provide benefits or services to you.

Website analytics

To improve your experience on our site, we use "cookies". Cookies are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. The following information is supplied by your browser and collected by us: * type of browser used * server address (i.e. IP address which is stored anonymously) * operating system (for example Windows, MAC) * the date and time you accessed the site * time spent on pages * pages and links visited, and documents downloaded * the path you took to get to the site * device screen size and type * region, country and preferred language settings

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

This website uses the analytics tools Google Analytics and Visual Web Optimiser. These services transmit website traffic data to Google and IBM SoftLayer servers, that may be located outside of Australia. These services do not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or Wingify (the parent company of Visual Web Optimiser). We use reports provided by these analytics tools to help us understand website traffic and usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by analytics tool providers in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy, Visual Web Optimiser's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above.

You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google. You can opt out of Visual Web Optimiser if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Wingify.


We only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us. We do not share information about you with other government agencies or other organisations without your permission unless it is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested; is required or authorised by law; or will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody's health.

We analyse non-identifiable website traffic data to improve our services. We only use session-based cookies for anonymous website usage data to help us improve the structure and functionality of and for agency users who log in to the site to upload and manage their datasets. You can change your web browser settings to reject cookies or to prompt you each time a website wishes to add a cookie to your browser. In spite of our efforts to reduce the impact, some functionality on the website may be affected by this.

Our obligations

This online service is bound by the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles.

We also follow the Guidelines for Federal and ACT government websites issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.