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.

Government Datasets or APIs

Free the G-NAF Address Dataset

"G-NAF is the authoritative index of geocoded Australian addresses. This award-winning dataset contains more than 13 million physical addresses that are sourced from the address custodians from each state and territory, the Australian Electoral Commission and Australia Post." http://www.psma.com.au/?product=g-naf Compiled and maintained using data from a wide range Government agencies, it's only available at a cost, ...more »

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Stage: In Review

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121 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Free Postcode and Postal Address Data

Australia Post has strict licensing on it's data products, including the Postal Address File (the authoritative list of postal addresses in Australia) and the official postcode/locality list. Recently they have tightened the licencing on their data which will no doubt lead to less individuals and businesses using it and hence more poor decisions about peoples locations and their addresses will be made. As Australia ...more »

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Stage: In Review

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64 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

NBN Datasets

NBN Co Limited produces a number datasets to Retail Service Providers which provide coverage information for the Government-owned enterprise. These datasets, listed below, were previously made available on the NBN Co public website - however, has since been removed for public access. * Footprint ** Historical Footprint List (HFL) ** Proposed Footprint List (PFL) * Geospatial data ** Network Rollout Boundaries * Rollout ...more »

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Stage: In Review

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40 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Australian Schools

It would be good to have an authoritive source for all schools in Australia. http://www.myschool.edu.au/ might be a good place to start. In particular, the contact details and location of schools would be great. I've lost count the number of projects I've been involved in where the list of schools have been created from user input or manually created. A unique code of a school would significantly improve ease of reporting. ...more »

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27 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Vote Compass Data by Electorate/Demographic

Stage: Completed

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18 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Commonwealth Legislation API

It would be great if Australian legislation were available in a machine-readable format. There are many projects available for scraping and parsing what's out there in HTML and PDF format, but it is insufficient for a modern, vibrant, digital democracy. I propose an API that would provide access to Bills and Acts in a machine readable format such as XML, such that we could do things such as: * Compare different versions ...more »

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Stage: In Review

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14 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

National Classification Database

The classification database at www.classification.gov.au is one dataset I've been trying to get my hands on in a sustainable way for quite some time. Since relaunching the website as an ASP.NET website, scraping the data has become a very difficult task, with every link being a submit button and requiring to POST a significant amount of data just to get access to a single record, it's a very time consuming task. Doing ...more »

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13 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Climate Change/Renewable Energy Data

Home Solar installations and their historical output by postcode http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/REC-Registry/Data-reports

Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System http://ageis.climatechange.gov.au/

National Pollutant Inventory (locations and chemical makeup of Australia's industrial pollution) http://www.npi.gov.au/npidata/action/load/browse-search

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12 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Food Nutritional Information

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Stage: In Review

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12 votes

data.gov.au Functionality

browse organisations by structural relationship

Organisations sometimes change name: It would be nice if I could trace "previously known as" and "subsequently known as" relatiohsnips between organisations. Taking this a step further, full Machinery of Government changes would also be good ("merged with", "split from" etc). The temporal scope of these MoG changes is also optentially interesting. When the organisation-graph changes, who has reasponsability for the ...more »

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11 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

AEC - Raw voting data

The AEC has been reported as having a program, EasyCount, for calculating election results, into which the raw voting data is entered.

This raw data, as input, should be released, allowing analysis of preference trends, comparison of alternative counting methods, and verification of the AEC software.

Voting data is already anonymous, so there should be no privacy implications.

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Stage: Completed

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10 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Australian Heritage Database (and/or component lists)

This database (which can be searched here http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/heritage/publications-and-resources/australian-heritage-database) is a compilation of a set of lists: World Heritage List, National Heritage List, Commonwealth Heritage list, Register of the National Estate and Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia. While the search results returned are CC-licensed, it would be much easy to ...more »

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Stage: In Review

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9 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Central Register of Programmes

The Commission of Audit recommended that the Dept of Finance develop and maintain a central register of all programme expenditure. In doing that Finance will need an authoritative listing of programmes, their structure etc. That central listing of programmes would be a great help to people outside govt who are trying to track spending by programme. So, could that listing be published on data.gov.au ? In the interim, ...more »

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Stage: Active

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8 votes

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