What We Do

AURIN provides eInfrastructure and expert eResearch support for urban, regional and social science researchers in academia, government and industry.

We facilitate the development, deployment and long-term support of advanced data, analytical methods, simulation models and visualisation capability for the adoption of high-impact research within government and industry across Australia.


  • A robust eInfrastructure of advanced analytics, simulation modelling and visualisation platforms for eResearch.
  • Direct access to high-quality, spatially enabled, national-scale data assets covering economics, population, health, housing, transport, climate impacts, social policy, critical infrastructure, planning and land use.
  • A collaborative network of leading researchers and data providers across the public and private sectors delivering translational urban, regional and social science research.
  • A leading edge data science service delivering 3D, real-time and high-resolution image data of our cities and regions.
  • A set of leading professionals and experts in the design, development, deployment and support of eInfrastructure/ eResearch, including user-focused training and support.

AURIN is positioned to:

  • Inform evidence-based research, policy and decision making.
  • Improve the sustainability of our settlements by better understanding the physical and social aspects of built environments, including urban resource use and management.
  • Encourage more research to support urban resource management and policy decisions by making information easier to access.
  • Improve our ability to model and visualise social and environment interactions.
  • Improve Australia’s ability to undertake collaborative research domestically and internationally.

AURIN data covers:

  • Housing
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Climate
  • Infrastructure
  • Economic
  • Liveability
  • Demographics
  • Planning
  • Land Use

Who Benefits From AURIN?

Through our innovative and interdisciplinary approach, AURIN enables Australian planners, researchers, and policy-makers to make informed decisions based on realistic scenarios and evidence-based analysis that will ultimately improve the lives of all Australians.

  • Capitalise on opportunities presented by population growth, demographic trends, and economic activity.
  • Develop agile policies that respond effectively and efficiently to demographic, social, economic, and technological trends across Australia.
  • Better integrate economic development, land use, essential services, and infrastructure planning to build sustainable communities.
  • Access the evidence base necessary to formulate the most cost-effective and fit-for-purpose urban and regional development and infrastructure solutions.
  • Access the most up-to-date and leading research via a ‘one-stop shop’ that enables industry to innovate and be competitive in new and developing markets.
  • Strengthen the relationship between scientific research and industry, with research driving productivity and prosperity via communities of practice.
  • Provide services and infrastructure within cities and regions that are economically and environmentally sustainable.
  • Access the most up-to-date network of relevant researchers, institutions, databases, data providers, and eResearch tools.
  • Improve analytical capabilities to enhance innovation, creativity, and collaborative ventures.
  • Provide an interactive teaching and learning tool that includes spatial, statistical analysis and modelling, plus advanced visualisation
  • Access powerful contemporary e-infrastructure, integrated databases and a network of leading researchers that can assist them in their studies and facilitate their research.
  • Be part of well-connected communities that support the development and growth of their local economy.
  • Experience improved wellbeing, health, quality of life and productivity.

The AURIN National Collaborative Network

AURIN works with more than 100 institutions including: Australia’s leading universities, researchers, data custodians and government agencies. More than 500 people from the research, policy and practice communities are engaged in the AURIN project and more than 100 people are involved in AURIN committees and expert groups.

The AURIN collaborative network simplifies interactions between researchers, data providers, policy makers and practitioners and services the growing demand for open-source access and evidence-based decision-making.