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Getting Started

Creating an Account

Creating an Account

If you will not be publishing data to, there is no need for a user account as all datasets can be accessed without an account.

If you intend to publish data to, you will need to register an account with an email belonging to a federal, state or local government organisation (i.e. email ending in or

You must be a member of the organisation and have appropriate permission from your organisation to publish data on their behalf. You will also be required to request publishing permissions from the support staff. requires all new data custodians to get sign off from their organisation before creating a publishing account. The team reviews publisher accounts periodically to ensure appropriate access to publishing on is maintained.

We strongly recommend that you do not use an individual’s email address for the main management account for your organisation. It is much better to use a shared inbox as it provides for continuity should the named data custodian change.

To create an account, email (template within) to verify who you are and that you wish to be granted publishing privileges.

Opportunity for councils

Councils joining can follow the standards and recommendations published at

The Open Data Council’s initiative aims to maximise reuse and interoperability of datasets by promoting the release of specific high-value, commonly-available datasets, with standard data schemas.

The goal is that datasets can be easily joined up for greater value (for example, state-wide register of trees) and apps developed for one dataset will work across council boundaries (for example, a bin night reminder app).

The standards are created and refined by a working group of local government representatives, which is free and open for anyone to join.

Resetting your password

If you already have an account, go to to change your password.