Government Data Portals

data.gov.au

The data portal for all Australian Federal Government data.

data.act.gov.au

The data portal for all ACT Government data.

ACTmapi

ACT Government’s Open Geospatial Data Site.

data.govt.nz

The data portal for all New Zealand Government data.

data.nsw.gov.au

The data portal for all NSW Government data.

data.qld.gov.au

The data portal for all QLD Government data.

Data.SA

The data portal for all SA Government data.

data.vic.gov.au

The data portal for all VIC Government data.

data.wa.gov.au

The data portal for all WA Government data.

data.thelist.tas.gov.au

The data portal for all Tasmanian Government location data. data.gov.au has some additional datasets.

Agency Data Portals

Australian Antarctic Division

The data portal for all Australian Antarctic Division data.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

abs.gov.au is the main website of Australia’s national statistical agency, providing access to downloads of trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia. Data By Region provides you ease of access to ABS statistics on a particular geographical region. Use the tools to browse, search or explore by map to find statistics about different regions in Australia. You can find both a SOAP and a ReSTful API outputting easily parseable XML at our GovHack 2016 site - govhack.abs.gov.au - a copy of our data warehouse which provides you access to dozens of high demand, major statistics including our special GovHack competition datasets!

Bureau of Meteorology

The data portal for all BOM data.

CSIRO Data Access Portal

Provides access to data published by CSIRO across a range of disciplines. It gives access to CC-BY and CSIRO Data License datasets. Diverse subjects – pulsars to viruses, ontologies to genomics, seabed sediments to solar radiation. There is an API which can be used to access the catalogue content, see here.

Geoscience Australia

Let’s you search Geoscience Australia’s extensive catalogue of data, publications, online tools, maps and videos.

Domain-specific Data Portals

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia contains a massive amount of biodiversity data collated by Australian scientific communities and citizen scientists. Tons of geospatially located species occurrences, info on those species. The ALA also has an extensive set of APIs for downloading and uploading data.

Australian Soil Resource Information System

ASRIS provides access to national soils and landform maps and sample data right across Australia. There’s also a soil map iOS app that highlights the ways this data could be used.

Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network

AURIN is a national collaboration delivering e-research infrastructure to empower better decisions for Australia’s urban settlements and their future development.

AuScope Earth Data Portal

The AuScope Earth Data Portal contains a huge variety of Australia-wide geospatial and geoscientific datasets from the CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, the state Geological Surveys and several Australian universities. If you’re interested in accessing the API’s, a how-to for the mine location/mineral occurrence data is here and the borehole data here.

Integrated Marine Observing System

The data portal for all marine data available from universities, DSTO, CSIRO and the IMOS system itself. Treasure trove of info: includes salinity, oxygen, temperature etc for oceans, radar data, AUV stuff etc.

Research Data Australia

An index of most of the research data that is publically available from Australian institutions. Just make sure you’re mostly using government data (agencies like GA, CSIRO etc are part of government).

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

TERN contains a wide variety of ecosystem datasets including plants, animals, ecological dynamics, fresh water and estuarine ecosystems, soils, agriculture, oceans and coasts, climate, human-nature interaction, and energy, water and gas.

Trove

Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It’s more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small. A list of contributors and partners whose collections are included in Trove can be viewed online.

Local Data Portals

Adelaide City Council

The data portal for all Adelaide City Council data.

City of Ballarat

The data portal for all City of Ballarat data.

Brisbane City Council

The data portal for all Brisbane City Council data.

Port Adelaide Enfield Council

The data portal for all Port Adelaide Enfield Council’s data.

City of Geelong

The data portal for all City of Geelong data.

Glenorchy City Council

The data portal for all Glenorchy City Council data.

City of Gold Coast

The data portal for all City of Gold Coast data.

City of Hobart

The data portal for all City of Hobart data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

City of Launceston

The data portal for all City of Launceston data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

Logan City Council

The data portal for all Logan City Council data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

City of Melbourne

The data portal for all City of Melbourne data.

Moreton Bay

The data portal for all Moreton Bay Regional Council data. Also available to preview on their ESRI Open Data Map.

Noosa Shire Council

The data portal for all Noosa Shire Council data.

City of Onkaparinga

The data portal for all City of Onkaparinga’s data.

City of Playford

The data portal for all City of Playford’s data.

Sunshine Coast Council

The data portal for all Sunshine Coast Council data.

Toowoomba Regional Council

The data portal for all Toowoomba Regional Council data.

Wyndham City Council

The data portal for all Wyndham City Council data.

Is your local government not listed? Check out Open Council Data - an unofficial index of local government data portals in Australia.