What does Data WA do?
Data WA is the place to discover public sector data. It is a metadata catalogue that provides links to numerous 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?
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