Information for data publishers

Information about publishing datasets on

The Victorian government recognises the benefits associated with mandating a whole of government approach to the availability of Victorian government data for the public good.

We're implementing open data access throughout the Victorian public service. This means making suitable Victorian government datasets available to the public, easy to find and easy to use.

Publish your data

You must have a data publisher account to publish data for your government organisation on DataVic.

If you already have one, sign-in to get started.

Sign in

You can refer to the DataVic Access Policy: Dataset Publishing Manual at any time.

Getting started

If you have never published data before, here’s how to get started.

1. Review and follow the Digital Standards for publishing open data, which covers:

  • what standards you have to meet (privacy, security and information management)
  • how the DataVic website works
  • making sure your data complies to our metadata standards
  • getting approval
  • tools and information to help guide you.

Agencies planning to share data through DataVic should ensure their content meets the minimum metadata standards of the Victorian Government metadata schema:

Victorian Government Data Directory Metadata Standards
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Victorian Government Data Directory Metadata Standards
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2. Request access to the DataVic Portal

3. Sign in and start publishing.

Single Sign On

The VPS Data Directory has added a new Single Sign-On (SSO) option for access, providing you with a seamless, secure and faster login process. This is being delivered through Okta, a sign-on application that authenticates approved users via their Microsoft credentials.

What do I need to do?

To move to SSO, you need to select ‘Access VPS Data Directory using Single Sign-On’ upon opening the VPS Data Directory.

The first time you use SSO, you may see a pop-up requesting permission to access your profile. Please select ‘Accept’ to allow Okta to verify you as VPS using your name and email address. Once you have selected SSO, you must continue to use it to access your VPS Data Directory account.

You may continue to see Okta appear each time you sign in to the VPS Data Directory as it re-validates your credentials.

Why is the application ‘unverified’?

The VPS Data Directory is for internal VPS use only. That is why the Okta application is not published on a verified app store, such as the Microsoft Store.

Is my VPS organisation allowed?

The new SSO accepts most VPS organisations. Some organisations may have added security that blocks this connection to the Microsoft account. Please use your existing login if you are part of VicPolice, Worksafe or Major Transport Infrastructure Authority.

If you are from another organisation and encounter any blocking from your VPS organisation, please contact us.

Where can I get support?

You can ask for help at any time using our contact us form.