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Welcome to the data.gov.au data request site

Please submit what Australian Government data sets you'd like to see available on data.gov.au, vote on existing submissions, or add comments.

Before you begin we wanted to articulate what data.gov.au is for and why we’re asking for your requests. data.gov.au was first launched in 2010 and is a tool allowing for the publishing of open data across all jurisdictions of government in Australia. Our aim was to ensure the ability of citizens to access and use the data, which, in reality belongs to them. In late 2013 data.gov.au was re-launched on the data specific platform CKAN. This enabled us to make available Application programming interface (API) style access to datasets and make it easier than ever for citizen-geeks, developers and data journalists to access and analyse the data. Please remember the data included on data.gov.au is unclassified government data without any personally identifiable information, by design. We won’t be publishing unit record level information with privacy, security or commercial in confidence issues publicly.

Before you submit a dataset please have a quick search on data.gov.au to ensure that the dataset hasn’t already been published. It may even be worth reading through other submissions to ensure that the request hasn’t already been made. Please also understand that whilst we will notify relevant government agencies about your requests and encourage and support them to publish data or data services, the data custodian agency has the final call and there are sometimes legitimate sensitivities around the publication of certain datasets. We ask for your patience, support and constructive feedback whilst we all work towards better publishing of government data.

You'll need to create an account to request, vote or leave a comment here. To submit a data set request, please click the new idea button below. You will then be asked to add a title and choose a theme for the new idea. You will also have the option to add tags to the idea. To vote on an idea, simply click the up or down thumb to the left of the data set idea title and description. And to add a comment, click in the box below the data set idea.

Once individual ideas meet the minimum vote threshold (at this stage, 5), we will follow up with the relevant data custodian and keep you updated.

If you would like to see all ideas created with a specific tag, you can click on the word or phrase via the tagcloud in the left navigation area under "What we're discussing". You can also view ideas sorted by theme under Campaigns in the left navigation area. To return to this page, click the All Ideas link.

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