Data WA was launched in 2015 along with the WA Open Data Policy. The Department of the Premier and Cabinet's Office of Digital Government are the owners of the policy. Implementation of the Policy and the Data WA program is led by Landgate.
What does Data WA do?
Data WA is the place to discover public sector data. It is a data catalogue that provides links to thousands of datasets from a wide range of federal, state and local government organisations.
Focusing on discoverability, the Data WA catalogue includes open data, and data that requires permission to access. If you need a specific dataset, this can help you see what is available and who to talk to about it.
Data WA provides a place where you can connect and collaborate with people from the WA data community and discuss data issues, request datasets, ask for help and show off what you’ve done.
With what technology is Data WA built?
Data WA is powered by three open source applications CKAN, Drupal and Discourse and the help centre is powered by Zendesk.
Why open data?
The Western Australian public sector collects and uses a vast array of data in the course of its everyday operations.
Sharing data widely across government and the community has the potential to drive better government, innovation, and new business and employment opportunities.
Opening access to public sector data also promotes a more transparent and accountable government by providing greater visibility around government activity and expenditure.
How do I get involved in Data WA?
You can get involved by:
- providing feedback about Data WA
- contributing data to Data WA
- collaborating via our community forum
Need some help?
Search our help centre, post on our community forum or contact us.