Searching pro-tips and organisation updates

Released: 21 Aug 2019 by The DataWA Team


  • Did you know you can filter the DataWA catalogue by organisation?
  • Previous agency amalgamations now reflected in the catalogue.
  • Subscribe to for updates that may affect data services.

New ways to access geospatial data

Released: 28 Jun 2019 by The DataWA Team


  • Three new data formats available for download
  • Two new types of data web service available for use
  • Not all datasets will have all of the new formats – if you need it, let us know
  • Activity Streams pruned; Accurate “Last updated” dates on individual resources
  • Got suggestions for other formats? Let us know

Discover hundreds of new road and traffic datasets

Released: 13 Jun 2019 by The DataWA Team


  • Main Roads is publishing high-quality road and traffic data on its Open Data, Maps and Apps portal
  • Data is available in modern machine-readable formats and API web services under a Creative Commons Attribution licence
  • Hundreds of new road and traffic datasets are now discoverable through

Australian Statistical Geographic Standard consultation is now open

Released: 07 Jun 2019 by The DataWA Team


  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics is seeking consultation on the ASGS
  • Feedback is being gathered via an online survey on the ABS's consultation portal
  • Submissions close 15th July 2019

SLIP Esri ArcGIS Upgrade

Released: 29 Apr 2019 by The DataWA Team


  • On 11th May 2019 SLIP’s Esri ArcGIS infrastructure and geodatabases will be upgraded
  • There will be an outage to all services during the scheduled maintenance period
  • For polygon/multipolygon data only the “st_length” field will be renamed to “st_perimeter”