What is Data.NSW?

Data.NSW brings together a list of NSW Government datasets available in one searchable website. The NSW Government aims to make data more accessible to the public and to industry to stimulate innovative approaches to service delivery. Data.nsw.gov.au is part of the Open Data initiative of ICT Strategic Policy, within NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. NSW has been publishing government data online since 2009. In 2013 a new, upgraded version of Data.NSW makes it easier for people to access datasets uploaded by government agencies with advanced search functions.

Why is government publishing data?

Making more government data available is a key commitment of this government and is a driver priority of the NSW Government ICT Strategy, and a driver of the NSW digital economy. By providing data to the public, government:

  1. Improves transparency and accountability
  2. Supports evidence-based policy
  3. Provides a platform for innovation

The NSW government is excited to see how citizens and industry will make use of government data in innovative and exciting ways.

How can I use the data?

Each dataset is licenced with a specific licence that describes how the data can be used. Please refer to the specific licence conditions for details.

Feedback, comments and suggestions

We would love to hear how you use the site, and if you have any issues or feedback for us. Also, let us know if you have suggested datasets to be published. Simply email datansw [at] finance.nsw.gov.au

Useful links

http://data.nsw.gov.au/links