The data revolution is transforming how the public uses information by expanding our ability to access, analyse, view, and incorporate data into policy design, research and advocacy.
We believe that thousands of individuals, organisations and governments have information that can tell important stories about Australia. However, data are not always accessible or user-friendly. Sharing information in a standardised and open way will increase its value and amplify its impact.
We encourage government and non-government organisations, companies and others to share data whenever they can.
This platform provides open access to spatial data that can be viewed online. It can also be downloaded for separate analysis. The site is early in its design phase and currently contains one data layer to download— “Five-state bushfire burnt area 2019/20 (updated daily)”. A second layer of burnt fire areas—"National Indicative Aggregated Fire Extent”—can be viewed using data from the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
More data layers will be uploaded in the future.
The opendata.org.au platform is currently maintained and supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation in collaboration with Societel Consulting. The platform exists for the public good, supported financially and administratively by the Foundation.
All data made available must adhere to strict ethical and governance standards and comply with Australian privacy law and data user ethical standards. We will not accept or publish data that can be used to identify individuals.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.