Australian Government Architecture

Data Management

What is Data Management?

Data Management is a set of processes to manage the format, quality, currency and provenance of government data. This includes ensuring that where possible and appropriate, Australian Government data is designed to be open and transparent to the public.


To standardise data management and data sharing practices across government through centralised data exchange platforms, to ensure the high quality and effective management of government data.

Policy Elements

Data Management policy (Position) Mandate:
  • Align to common Whole-of-Government, portfolio, or sector-specific data ontologies for their data management, as appropriate

  • Release non-sensitive data as open by default

  • Optimise the use and reuse of public data

  • Collaborate with the private and research sectors to extend the value of public data for the benefit of the Australian public


This capability is part of the following domain.

Shared Data and Insights


The following policies have requirements that impact this capability.
Mandate: Unendorsed
Status: Consulting


The following standards support development of digital solutions in this capability.
Foundational Four provides a set of principles to establish data curation practices within an agency.


The following designs include examples of how digital solutions in this capability can be delivered. is the central source of Australian open government data. Anyone can access the anonymised public data published by federal, state and local government agencies
Dataplace is a new, whole of government platform to request Australian Government data, including under the DATA Scheme. The platform brings together those wanting to get access to Australian Government data (such as researchers and those working on public policy and delivering public services)…
The Office of the National Data Commissioner is leading the development of the Australian Government Data Catalogue. Expected to be available in 2024, the Australian Government Data Catalogue will draw on data held by government agencies to direct users to access openly available data assets or to…
A guide to the structures, organisations and key people in the Australian Government.
The ABS and AIHW are developing an underlying infrastructure to deliver the National Disability Data Asset, the Australian National Data Integration Infrastructure (ANDII). The infrastructure will include a data governance and streamlined data sharing arrangements and an ICT solution, supported by…
The Australian Open Data Toolkit will assist you to find, view and understand how to use
Development of a national mapping tool and data provision to support effective deployment and use of EV charging infrastructure.
NationalMap is an online map-based tool that allows easy access to location-based data from Australian government agencies.
Transparency Portal contains all publicly available corporate information for commonwealth entities. The Portal has been operating since 2018 and will over the coming years become the single definitive source of Commonwealth corporate information, providing easy access to the information for the…

Strategic Alignment

Digital solutions in this capability can support the following strategies.

Australian Data Strategy

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