Datasets

These are the official datasets which will be used in the competition. To be listed as an official dataset a dataset must be submitted by a government agency for use during GovHack - either across the whole compeititon, or for specific prizes.

All entries must use official data in some form. Some prize categories require you to use specific data from a publishing organisation. Other prize categories require a mix of data sourced from different government jurisdictions.

The competition details won’t be launched until GovHack opens on 29th July, but you can start checking out and playing with the data early so you can make the most of the GovHack weekend. Please do check out the competition rules as well and remember, it’s about showing what you can do during the GovHack weekend.

PLEASE NOTE: This list will be updated over the weeks leading up to GovHack and will only be finalised a few days before GovHack, so please keep checking back here for up to date information.


Federal Government Agency Datasets

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC Gateway API

This API provides access to retrieve individual pieces of ABC News Content and some associated metadata. It provides users with, amongst other things, detailed information about ABC News articles including their body text. This portal to a substantial body of written News content allows sign...

Views of ABC News Digital Content (May 2016)

The Views of ABC News Digital Content dataset provides both the number of page/screen views per hour for individual pieces of ABC News content and metadata related to each piece of content. The data is taken from across different ABC digital platforms during the month of May 2016. These plat...

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ABS.Stat - GovHack instance

ABSGovHack.Stat is our dedicated GovHack instance of our public facing data warehouse - ABS.Stat. If you’re after ABS data via API, start here.

Australian Statistical Geography Standard

The ABS provides geospatial web services for the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) regions.

Characteristics of Temporary Skilled Migrants - GovHack Only Dataset

WARNING - GOVHACK QUALITY ONLY - NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE

The Characteristics of Temporary Skilled Migrants test dataset is based on an experimental linked dataset.

National Regional Profile 2010-14

The National Regional Profile (NRP) provides insight into the socio-economic and environmental characteristics of regions. Data are arranged under the broad themes of Economy, Industry, People, and Energy and Environment.

Australian Bureau of Statistics DataPacks

Provides information on languages, population, ages, vehicles etc.

Australian Business Register

ABN Lookup Webservices

The ABN Lookup web services allow you to integrate ABN Lookup validation and data into your own applications.

Australian Business Register

ABN Lookup Bulk Data - Australian Business Register.

Australian Financial Security Authority

Ages of insolvent debtors

AFSA publish statistics on the age of insolvent debtors at the time of their insolvency. Debtors supply their date of birth on the statement of affairs. AFSA calculate the age of debtors using date of birth from the statement of affairs and the date that their personal insolvency commenced.

Business and non-business related personal insolvency statistics

AFSA publish a breakdown of business and non-business personal insolvency statistics quarterly for bankrupts, debt agreement debtors and personal insolvency agreement debtors. The time series started in March 2003

Causes of personal insolvency

AFSA collect information about the reason persons become insolvent based on data from the statement of affairs. The statement of affairs requires the debtor to select a single cause of insolvency from a given list. The causes of insolvency are debtors’ opinions of what best describes the main ...

Gender of insolvent debtors

Gender of insolvent debtors is an annual publication. AFSA use the data on gender provided by debtors on the Statement of Affairs.

Industry breakdown of PPSR registrations

This dataset was specially created by AFSA for GovHack 2016. It contains the number of new registrations on the PPSR by ANZSIC industry division and subdivision.

Occupations of debtors

AFSA asked insolvent debtors to nominate their usual trade or profession. The responses are classified using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

Personal insolvency by postcode

AFSA publish the number of bankrupts, debt agreement debtors and personal insolvency agreement debtors by postcode. The time series starts in 2010–11. Any cell with a value containing one or two have been suppressed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of bankrupts and debtors. Suppresse...

Personal insolvency statistics

AFSA publish provisional quarterly and annual personal insolvency statistics on bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements for all states and territories.

Regional statistics

AFSA publish State, Greater Capital Cities Statistical Area (GCCSA) and Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) breakdown of the number of debtors with business and non-business related personal insolvencies on a quarterly basis, using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian Statistical Ge...

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Extracted in machine readable form from the AIHW Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality books

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13

Publication Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 can be found on the AIHW Website.

General Record of Incidence of Mortality (GRIM) books

Extracted in machine readable form from the AIHW General Record of Incidence of Mortality (GRIM) books.

Health expenditure in Australia

Health expenditure occurs where money is spent on health goods and services. It occurs at different levels of government, as well as by non-government entities such as private health insurers and individuals.

Intercountry Adoptions in Australia

Underpinning research conducted by AIHW, this dataset contains comprehensive information on intercountry adoptions in Australia, including the characteristics of adopted children and adoptive families. It also reports on the processing times for intercountry adoption.

Mortality Over Regions and Time (MORT) books

Extracted in machine readable form from the AIHW Mortality Over Regions and Time (MORT) books.

National Drugs Strategy Household Survey

The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) is a national survey providing cross sectional data on alcohol and other drug use in Australia. The survey also provides estimates of licit and illicit drug use. The survey also measures community attitudes to drug use, and awareness of and c...

Youth Justice Detention Data

Publication Youth detention population in Australia can be found on the AIHW Website.

Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Extracted in machine readable form from the AIHW Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality books

Australian Taxation Office

Taxation statistics - Aggregated individual tax return sample files

The de-identified data from the 2013-14 individual 2% sample file (https://data.gov.au/dataset/taxation-statistics-individual-sample-files) has been aggregated to the following levels: Sex Age (5 year ranges) Occupation (1 digit level) Partner Status Location (SA4 Region name) Lodgment channel...

Taxation statistics - Individual tax return sample files

A series of sample files of individual tax return information for more advanced users. These files are confidentialised in order to protect the identities of taxpayers. The files contain a 1% sample of records for 2010-11 and earlier income years, and a 2% sample of records for the 2011-12 inc...

Bureau of Meteorology

Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric)

The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric) is a specialised Geographic Information System (GIS). It identifies the spatial relationships of important hydrological features such as rivers, lakes, reservoirs, dams, canals and catchments.

Historical rainfall and temperature forecast and observations hourly data

Historical rainfall and temperature forecast and observations hourly data (2015-05 to 2016-04), used to compare and verify forecasting. Observations data is from a sample of 518 AWS stations over land, and is at the surface level. Data has been aggregated from one-minute readings into hourly v...

National Groundwater Information System

The National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) is a spatial database for GIS specialists that contains a range of groundwater information submitted by States and Territories. The System contains more than 800 000 bore locations with associated lithology logs, bore construction logs and hyd...

Water Data Online

Water Data Online provides free access to nationally consistent, current and historical water information. It allows you to view and download standardised data and reports.

Data61

GovHack Science

Data61 & CSIRO’s very own GovHack Science data site!

Department of Education and Training

Higher Education Attrition Rates 2005-2013

Higher education attrition (dropout) rate data for commencing domestic bachelor students at Table A (public) universities. Attrition rates are provided for a number of student characteristics and by geographical area (Statistical Level 3 and Local Government Areas).

Vocational Educational and Training (VET) data

Vocational Education and Training (VET) data provides information on how people train and learn skills for work. This includes apprentices, trainees and TAFE students.

Department of Employment

Job Services Australia Data

Employment Services is the Australian Government’s way of helping get more Australians into work. Job Services Australia was the employment services model between 1 July 2009- 30 June 2015. These datasets are the aggregated Job Services Australia youth caseload (job seekers aged 15-24) for la...

Jobs Services Australia Vacancy Data

Job Services Australia (JSA) was the Australian Government’s employment service between 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2015.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

SA3 Region Innovation Data 2009-15

This dataset reports on innovation activities (R&D expenditure, patent and trademark counts) and business creation (new businesses) across SA3 regions in Australia.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Australian Road Deaths Database

The Australian Road Deaths Database provides basic details of road transport crash fatalities in Australia as reported by the police each month to the State and Territory road safety authorities.

BITRE Australian Aviation Data

BITRE publishes several domestic and international aviation statistics in csv format.

Geoscience Australia

3D Geologic Models of Australia

Geoscience Australia (GA) has created a unique collection of 3D structural and geological models and model inputs for Australia and its near shore regions.

EarthSci - Data Visualisation Tool

EarthSci is an Eclipse RCP platform for creating applications for the visualisation of earth science data. It is an evolution of the existing GA World Wind Suite built on the NASA World Wi...

Marine Connectivity Database Subset

A new fully four-dimensional biophysical dispersal model has been developed by Geoscience Australia, that uses the parallel processing ability of the National Computational Infrastructure Facility supercomputer (http://nci.org.au/), to handle large numbers of simulated larvae, and that can als...

IAG

IAG Flood Data

IAG are pleased to announce the release of a national dataset containing a view of flood risk across Australia. The released data is available at an address and an aggregated level. The address level data provides granular flood risk information via an api and is based on the GNAF February 201...

IP Australia

Intellectual Property Government Open Data 2016

The Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD) includes over 100 years of Intellectual Property (IP) rights administered by IP Australia comprising patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights. The data is highly detailed, including information on each aspect of the applica...

Intellectual Property Government Open Live Data

The Intellectual Property Government Open Live Data (IPGOLD) includes over 100 years of Intellectual Property (IP) rights administered by IP Australia comprising patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights. The data is highly detailed, including information on each aspect of the a...

NCRIS Research Data and Infrastructure Group

Advanced Ecological Knowledge Observation System data (Australian plant and animal data)

The ÆKOS system is primarily focused on systematically collected terrestrial ecosystem data using plot-based collection methods. These data are useful for reliable testing of fundamental ecosystem hypotheses. Ì KOS stores the plot-based data and Information that describes the data and its coll...

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 da...

Desert Ecology Plot Network: Mammal Abundance Plot-data, Simpson Desert, Western Queensland, 1990-2011

This mammal abundance trap data package comprises capture data for a specified duration of trapping nights in the Simpson Desert, Western Queensland. Captured mammal fauna were identified and recaptures during the same session were removed (i.e. individuals were only counted once).

Monthly daily average vapour pressure: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Monthly mean daily vapour pressure of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily vapour pressure regulates evaporation rates and water need and use. Modelled using ANUSPLIN Version 4.5. Citation: Michael Hutchinson, Jennifer Kesteven, Tingbao Xu, 2014. Monthly daily aver...

Monthly daily incident solar radiation: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Mean daily incident solar radiation of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Monthly solar radiation regulates rates of plant growth. Modelled by expressing observed monthly solar radiation as normalised anomalies with respect to a standard Angstrom equation that expresse...

Monthly daily maximum temperature: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Mean daily maximum temperature of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature regulates rates of plant growth and determines critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting. Modelled by expressing each monthly value as a difference anomaly with res...

Monthly daily minimum temperature: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Mean daily minimum temperature of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature regulates rates of plant growth and determines critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting. Modelled by expressing each monthly value as a difference anomaly with res...

Monthly total precipitation: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Monthly total precipitation of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Monthly rainfall totals are useful for estimation of soil moisture for plant growth and surface runoff via soil water balance modelling. Modelled by expressing each monthly value as a normalised anomaly ...

PSMA

Geoscape Evaluation Data for GovHack 2016

Geoscape is PSMA’s award-winning new initiative to capture Australia’s built environment and anchor it in a reliable geospatial base. The dataset will include 3D building attributes, land cover and tree heights. Geoscape also captures features such as roof materials, swimming pools and solar p...

GNAF flat file in ESRI Geodatabase

To support GovHack 2016, PSMA has created a simplified GNAF file across a range of common data formats. In response to the feedback received from the general public on the complexity of the full GNAF release on data.gov.au, we have prepared these flat files as an introduction to GNAF. The flat...

GNAF flat file in ESRI Shapefile

To support GovHack 2016, PSMA has created a simplified GNAF file across a range of common data formats. In response to the feedback received from the general public on the complexity of the full GNAF release on data.gov.au, we have prepared these flat files as an introduction to GNAF. The flat...

GNAF flat file in MidMif

To support GovHack 2016, PSMA has created a simplified GNAF file across a range of common data formats. In response to the feedback received from the general public on the complexity of the full GNAF release on data.gov.au, we have prepared these flat files as an introduction to GNAF. The flat...

GNAF flat file in PSV

To support GovHack 2016, PSMA has created a simplified GNAF file across a range of common data formats. In response to the feedback received from the general public on the complexity of the full GNAF release on data.gov.au, we have prepared these flat files as an introduction to GNAF. The flat...

PSMA Administrative Boundaries

The Administrative Boundaries datasets are Australia’s most comprehensive national collection of boundaries including government, statistical and electoral boundaries.

Department of Social Services

Settlement Data Extract

The Settlement Data Extract supplied for GovHack 2016, was extracted from the Settlement Database (SDB) and allows the production of statistical reports about migrants settling in Australia.

National Portrait Gallery

Portraits and People

This data describes around 3000 portraits in the National Portrait Collection and the people associated with them – the subjects depicted and the artist creators. Mentor - Catherine Styles.


State & Local Government Agency Datasets

Australian Capital Territory

Park CBR

SmartParking Heatmap

The Heat Maps dataset displays the vehicle turnover in each of the bays reported on.

SmartParking History

This dataset contains all the historic events that have occurred at each site, such as vehicle arrivals and departures.

SmartParking Lots

The Lots dataset provides locations of the parking bay, the number of lots in the bay, the type of parking and the period of parking allowed.

SmartParking Occupancy

The Occupancy dataset displays the occupancy figures for a specified date and time range. It provides a broad understanding of what has been happening at a parking site, aggregated by day, grouped by bay.

SmartParking real time API

The SmartLot API v1 lets you query for most locations and returns:

SmartParking Stays

The Stay dataset shows the utilisation of an area down to a single bay.



New South Wales

City of Sydney

Access Features and Barriers in Sydney City

This data includes the locations of barriers to access in public spaces in the Central Sydney CBD area.

NSW Government

NSW Early Childhood Education and Care program locations

NSW Early Childhood Education and Care program locations

NSW government school locations

Location information for NSW government schools, including lat/longs. Dataset changes as required

NSW Government Schools by Bushfire Category

NSW Government Schools by Bushfire Category

NSW Non-Government School Locations

NSW Non-Government School Locations

NSW University Locations

NSW University Locations by campus

Public Transport - Facilities and Operators

Operator contact details and location facilities for train stations, ferry wharves and bus interchanges in CSV format

Public Transport - Realtime - Alerts

Realtime alerts at either the stop, trip, or service line level in GTFS-realtime format for Buses, Ferries, Light Rail and Trains.

Public Transport - Realtime - Trip Updates

Stop time updates for active trips, replacement vehicles, and changed stopping patterns in GTFS-realtime format for Buses, Ferries, Light Rail and Trains

Public Transport - Realtime - Vehicle Positions

Current vehicle positions in GTFS-realtime format for Buses, Ferries, Light Rail and Trains

Public Transport - Timetables - Complete - GTFS

Static timetables, stop locations, and route shape information in GTFS format for all operators, including regional, trackwork and transport routes not available in realtime feeds. Note: Identifiers do not match the realtime APIs

Public Transport - Timetables - Complete - TransXChange

Static timetables and stop locations in TransXChange (TXC) format for all operators, including regional and private operators and routes not currently available in realtime feeds. Note: Identifiers do not match the realtime APIs

Public Transport - Timetables - For Realtime

Static timetables, stop locations, and route shape information in GTFS format for operators that support realtime

Public Transport and Roads data sets including Real time data

There are a number of data sets and feeds available including roads realtime, public transport realtime, scheduled data, live traffic data, loading zones and more!

Roads - Realtime - Cameras

Image URL, GPS coordinates, and view description of traffic cameras in GeoJSON format

Roads - Realtime - Hazards

Incidents, Fires, Floods, Alpine Conditions, Major Events and Roadworks information including GPS coordinates in GeoJSON format

Roads - Realtime - Site Status

Current status of the Live Traffic NSW website in JSON format

Roads - Realtime

Travel times and acceleration events across NSW roads in JSON format

Roads - Static - Loading Zones - Kerbside

Location of Sydney CBD kerbside loading zones (for use by delivery vehicles when loading or unloading goods) by street and time of day (hourly) in JSON and XLS (MS Excel) formats

Roads - Static - Parking - Off-Street

Parking spaces that are available for service and delivery drivers in Sydney’s CBD (at commercial rates) in GeoJSON and CSV formats

Parramatta City Council

Parramatta Datasets

A collection of interesting datasets curated by Parramatta City Council.



Queensland

City of Gold Coast

City of Gold Coast Open Data Spatial Datasets

City of Gold Coast has over 90 open data spatial datasets whcih can be with downloaded or accessed drirectly through API’s.

Queensland Government

Assisted immigration 1848 to 1912

These indexes were created from the Registers of immigrant ships’ arrivals in Queensland ports as kept and used by the Immigration Department from 1848 to 1912. Read more about these immigration...

Brisbane Hospital registers of deaths 1933 to 1963

This index was compiled from the registers of patient deaths as primarily created by the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital between 1933 and 1963. Read more about these hospital registe...

Business Discount Directory

Businesses registered in the Carer and/or the Seniors Business Discount Card scheme which provide discounts or offers to holders of a Seniors Card, a Seniors Card +go, a Seniors Business Discount Card and/or a Carer Business Discount Card and venues participating in the Companion Card scheme.<...

Cardholders Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Cardholders.

Consistent Climate Scenarios

Consistent Climate Scenarios (CCS) data are daily climate projections data for Australian locations for years centred on 2030 and 2050. The data have been developed by adjusting SILO historical climate data according to AR4 based climate projections for 2030 and 2050. Since mid-2012, CCS data ...

Convict Indexes

Between 1788 and 1842 about 80,000 convicts were transported to New South Wales. Of these, about 85% were men and 15% were women. Almost two thirds of convicts were English (along with a small number of Scottish and Welsh), with the Irish making up the remaining one third.

DSITI—Queensland Government Investment Portal (QGIP)

Records of investments in front line service delivery including expenditure records, available funding and data for local government areas.

Environmental characteristics series

This series is based on information extracted from the Soil and Land Information (SALI) database and relates to inherent properties of the landscape which may impact on surface water quality.

General transit feed specification (GTFS)—qconnect

Timetable data and stop locations for all available TransLink divison qconnect urban bus services.

Monthly Supervised Driving Experience Books Approved

Monthly number of approved supervised driving experience books (Learner Driver Logbooks.)

Queensland emergency departments

A list of Queensland emergency departments by facility name

Queensland Flood Mapping Program 2015 series

The Queensland Flood Mapping Program is part of the State Government’s response to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry. It was completed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority in 2012-2013 to undertake flood investigations for high risk flood prone townships across the State.

Queensland Resilience Index

The Queensland Resilience Index measures the recognition, recall and actions taken by people in relation to the Get Ready Queensland campaign and gives a measure of public disaster preparedness.

Registers of immigrants 1882 to 1938

This index was compiled from a selection of registers recording immigrant arrivals at various Queensland ports, as created by the Immigration Department for the period 1882 to 1938. Read more about these

Road crash locations - Queensland

This dataset shows the position of vehicular crash incidents in Queensland. This includes fatalities, injuries and vehicular damage. The point of truth for this dataset is the Queensland government open data website at,https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/crash-data-from-queensland-roads

Rural properties - Queensland

This dataset shows the extent of named Rural Properties (horticultural or agricultural farms) within the State of Queensland. The data has been compiled from numerous sources to produce a state wide coverage with the boundaries aligned to the Queensland Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB). Attri...

Science capability directory

The Queensland Science Capability Directory provides information on the state’s key research capabilities, science expertise, and collaboration and investment opportunities.

State Library of Queensland - British convict transportation registers

This dataset contains details for convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries including name of convict, including any known aliases, place of trial, term of years, name of ship and date of departure, place of arrival. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts tra...

Tasmanian Convicts - permission to marry (1829-1857).

Convicts applying to marry free people or other convicts. Over 280,000 records (as at 14/4/2016). Available via the Tasmanian Names Index

Tasmanian Deaths (1803-1933)

People who died in Tasmania including some burial records collected by the Registrar General (1900-1933 burials only). Available via the Tasmanian Names Index.

Toowoomba prison records 1864 to 1906

These indexes were compiled from Toowoomba prison records including Court book, Discharge book, Prisoners admitted and Register of Female Prisoners. These records were created by HM Goal (later Prison) Toowoomba from 1864 to 1906. Read more about these

Underlying cause of death, selected causes, Queensland

Underlying cause of death, selected causes, Queensland

Queensland University of Technology

QUT Research Data Finder

Research Data Finder is QUT’s discovery service for research data created or collected by QUT researchers. Designed to promote the visibility of QUT research datasets, Research Data Finder provides descriptions about shareable, reusable datasets available via open or mediated access.

Unity Water

Hydrants Layers

A layer of all Unity Water hyrdrants.



South Australia

Newscorp

News Corp Content API (CAPI)

NewsCorp uses the resources of thousands of staff journalists, photographers and editors in Australia and a larger network of journalists worldwide to produce many thousands of distinct stories and images every day. These yarns are created in systems that don’t just support web sites - they mu...



Victoria

City of Greater Geelong

Biodiversity Data - Greater Geelong

Information about different biosite areas across the Geelong region. Each site has unique flora and fauna associated plus other relevant attributes.

Built Environment Inventory - Greater Geelong

The Built Environment Inventory data show the accessibility of lifestyle amenities and potential health pitfalls.

Employment by Sector - Greater Geelong

Number of jobs per industry sector and percentage of total sector. A comparison between regions: Greater Geelong, G21, Victoria.

Flood Extent - City of Greater Geelong

‘Flood Extent’ shows the extent of the largest recorded historical flood event or estimated 1% Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) design flood event. Quality of data varies from high quality with floodmapping from detailed flood studies (eg Barwon River) to low quality where flood extent has ...

Geelong Thermal Imagery

Thermal Imagery was captured in Jan 2013, the data displays an anomaly in that general surface temperatures increase from west to east. We are looking to correct inconsistencies in the Thermal Imagery conditions dataset and produce a more accurate dataset for future publication.

Population Projections - Greater Geelong

Forecasts of Geelong’s population growth for the next 50 years. The data shows a breakdown of both resident and private dwelling information and breaks this down by suburb.

Powercor Public Lights - City of Greater Geelong

The Powercor Public Lights show over 24,000 lighting locations, Watts Ratings and Lamp Type for the City of Greater Geelong.

Tourism Value Added - Greater Geelong

A comparison between regions: Greater Geelong, G21, Victoria.

Trees - Greater Geelong

Points describe the locations of street and park trees in the City of Greater Geelong. Attributes describe the tree species, age, size, and health.

Geelong Regional Libraries

GRLC library Collection by branch - City of Greater Geelong

This dataset lists number of items available in each library branch

Newscorp

News Corp Content API (CAPI)

NewsCorp uses the resources of thousands of staff journalists, photographers and editors in Australia and a larger network of journalists worldwide to produce many thousands of distinct stories and images every day. These yarns are created in systems that don’t just support web sites - they mu...



Western Australia

Insurance Commission of Western Australia

ICWA Motor Injury Insurance Accident Data

Accident, claim and payment data relating to injuries occurring to motorists in Western Australia.

ICWA Workers Compensation Claim Data

Claim and payment data relating to workers compensation for WA government employees.

NACC

Beach photo monitoring

Dataset includes metadata and URLs of thousands of photos taken at over 90 coastal photo monitoring sites between Guilderton and Kalbarri, in Western Australia.

Newscorp

News Corp Content API (CAPI)

NewsCorp uses the resources of thousands of staff journalists, photographers and editors in Australia and a larger network of journalists worldwide to produce many thousands of distinct stories and images every day. These yarns are created in systems that don’t just support web sites - they mu...

WA Department of Fisheries

Shark Hazard API

Shark hazard information provided in Western Australia. Consists of;

WA Department of Local Government and Communities

WA Local Government MyCouncil Data

MyCouncil is an initiative of the State Government to strengthen local government accountability and performance. MyCouncil is a place where you can find out how local governments are raising, spending and managing their money.

WA Housing Authority

Dwelling Commencements

Building Activity, Customised Table Number of Dwelling Units Commenced (Original Series), by Type of Work, Sector of Ownership and Type of Building Reference period: Quarters Sept 2011 to June 2015, Financial Years 2011/12 to 2014/15, inclusive.

Households and risk of homelessness post retirement

An analysis of Census data has been undertaken to examine households who may be at risk of homelessness once those who are employed retire from the workforce. The cohort needed to meet all of the following criteria:

Public and Affordable Housing Demand

The WA Housing Authority has developed a model to

Public Housing Presence by LGA (quartile ranking)

Local Government Areas were sorted by the proportion of Public Housing within their area

Public Housing Tenancies: Seniors and Disability

This spreadsheet is based on an extract of all WA Public Housing tenancies as at April 1st 2016

Department of Treasury

2014-15 Western Australia Budget Economic and Fiscal Outlook Table and Chart Data

Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2014-15 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

2015-16 Western Australia Budget Economic and Fiscal Outlook Table and Chart Data

Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2015-16 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

2016-17 Western Australia Budget Economic and Fiscal Outlook Table and Chart Data

Tables and data underlying all chapters and appendices included in 2016-17 Budget Paper Number 3 - Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

Western Australian Department of Health

Health status data for Western Australia

Summary percentages and age-specific birth data, age-standardised hospitalisation rates, immunisation, coverage, cancer incidence and risk factor prevalence data.




Major Government Data Portals

While GovHack higlights a small number of official competition datasets, the full treasure trove of government data is available from a range of government, agency, and subject-area specific 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.

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.

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.


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