AURIN for Government

AURIN provides a unique opportunity for all levels of government to quickly access the data and analysis needed for evidence-based decision- and policy-making, and provides the ideal means for your department or authority to release data to wider research community.


  • Ability to capture opportunities inherent in population growth, socio-demographic trends and economic activity.
  • Better integration if economic development, land use, essential services and infrastructure planning.
  • Ability to develop policies that respond effectively and efficiently to demographic, social, economic and technological trends across Australia.
  • Access in one location to the evidence base necessary to formulate and inform the most appropriate, cost-effective urban settlement and infrastructure solutions.
  • The availability and appropriate application of open source and creative commons initiatives in government decision-making.

“AURIN is an amazing resource for anyone working in local government seeking to undertake evidence based decision making for their communities”

—Strategic Planner, Local Government, New South Wales

Does AURIN have the right datasets to support our work?


There is a dataset I want access to, but AURIN currently doesn’t have it?

We have a dataset that we’d like to share with the research and policy sector

“The ability of AURIN to provide a one-stop-shop of data and analytical tools for policy makers is unmatched in Australia. It is a resource that every State Government must make full use of to support their policy agendas”

— Senior Policy Advisor, Victorian State Government

I would like to learn how to use the AURIN Workbench to support my work.

Can AURIN provide training to our organisation?

How do I cite AURIN and AURIN datasets in my work?

“AURIN provides a unique opportunity for Federal Government departments to release their data through a robust and secure system for wider use by Governments, academics, industry and citizens. AURIN allows governments to walk the walk on their open data commitments.”

—Australian Federal Government Executive, Canberra.

We would like to partner with AURIN in our research and policy agenda.

I would like to share the outcomes of my research

What other tools does AURIN have that I might be able to use in my research?