The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) provides researchers, policy makers and decision makers access to datasets and services through the AURIN Portal and associated sites administered by AURIN or accessible through (including all subdomains) (the AURIN Site). The AURIN Site includes the sites listed on the Workbench page, as updated from time to time.

The University of Melbourne, as AURIN’s lead agent, administers, operates and controls AURIN.

This copyright notice applies in relation to the AURIN Site. The AURIN Site is copyright © The University of Melbourne 2011 – 2017.

The copyright in:

  • the text on this site; and
  • the data and e-tools made available on or through this site,

is owned by University of Melbourne or its collaborators (or licensed to the University of Melbourne by AURIN collaborators) and administered by AURIN.

If you suspect your, or someone else’s, copyright has been infringed either by AURIN or by someone using the AURIN Portal, please submit a Take Down Notice Form immediately.


It is essential that you check the metadata record of a dataset for the licensing terms which apply to that dataset and its contents. Metadata records are available when you download data in the AURIN Portal and are accessible through


To the maximum extent possible, the datasets provided via the AURIN Portal and their contents, to the extent they are protected by copyright, are provided under a Creative Commons licence. The metadata record associated with the dataset will indicate whether a Creative Commons Licence applies, and will provide a link to the relevant licence. There are several types of Creative Common licences, so it is important you understand which one applies to the dataset you are using.


To make a range of data available to researchers, AURIN obtains some data through agreement with commercial and government data providers. In some cases, these datasets are provided with specific terms and conditions for end users (what we refer to as the Data Terms & Conditions). Where this is the case, a pop-up will appear directing you to read and agree to the Data Terms & Conditions before you use the dataset. Any Data Terms & Conditions are also included in the dataset’s metadata record. See further details below.


The details of the licence conditions are available on the metadata record page accessible when you search for data through the AURIN Portal and is also accessible in text format by clicking on the Data Discovery icon on the AURIN homepage. Please note: there may be different or additional licence conditions for some datasets on the AURIN Portal. You may be asked to acknowledge your acceptance by clicking through these additional terms and a link to these additional terms is also included in the metadata record. Further details about the metadata record are set out here.


Text on this site includes descriptions of datasets, comments and blog entries. Unless otherwise noted, this text is copyright University of Melbourne or the person who contributed the text.


You cannot use the University of Melbourne logo or the AURIN logo without prior written consent. Contact AURIN to seek permission to use the University of Melbourne logo.

Contact AURIN to seek permission to use the AURIN logo.

You should not use any logos or emblems associated with any dataset without the owner of that dataset’s written permission. See the metadata record for the dataset for more information.


The express acknowledgment of ownership or authorship of copyright protected work is called the attribution.

If you use datasets, text, or e-tools made available on the AURIN Site, you must comply with the attribution requirements set out below.


You are required to identify the source of any dataset or data it contains in the manner specified in the Attribution section in the metadata record.

For information on how to attribute a particular dataset, please refer to the metadata record associated with the dataset.

If you are unsure how to properly attribute a particular dataset, please include the following attribution in any publication that incorporates data:

[Data Source Organisation], ([Year]): [Dataset Title]; accessed from [[AURIN Portal]/AURIN Workbench/[name AURIN sub-site]] on [date of access]

Alternatively please contact us by emailing


If you are using anything made available on the AURIN Site other than a dataset, including text that appears on an AURIN webpage or any e-tools that are made publicly available, you must include an acknowledgement that you accessed the relevant text, e-tool, or other information via AURIN.