Information for data publishers

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.

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

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

2. Request access to the DataVic Portal

3. Sign in and start publishing.

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

Reviewed 27 July 2021

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