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PSMA Administrative Boundaries

The Administrative Boundaries datasets are Australia’s most comprehensive national collection of boundaries including government, statistical and electoral boundaries.

Administrative Boundaries is produced by PSMA Australia Limited (PSMA), an unlisted public company formed by the nine governments of Australia to collate and standardise, format and aggregate location data from each of the jurisdictions into authoritative location based national datasets.

This dataset contains boundaries in seven themes: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) boundaries, electoral boundaries, state and territory boundaries, local government areas, suburbs/localities, wards and town points.

Updated versions of the Administrative Boundaries will be published on a quarterly basis from February 2016.

For further information on Administrative Boundaries, including FAQs on the data, see: www.psma.com.au/products/administrative-boundaries or contact PSMA’s network of value added resellers and integrators that provide a range of commercial products based on Administrative Boundaries including software solutions, consultancy and support.

License Information

The Australian Government has negotiated the release of the PSMA Administrative Boundaries dataset to the whole economy under an open CCBY 4.0 license which is available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Users must only use the data in ways that are consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles issued under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Users must also note the following attribution requirements:

Preferred attribution for the Licensed Material:

Administrative Boundaries ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0).

Preferred attribution for Adapted Material:

Incorporates or developed using Administrative Boundaries ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0).

What to Expect When You Download Administrative Boundaries

Administrative Boundaries is large dataset (around 1.5GB unpacked), consisting of seven themes each containing multiple layers.

Users are advised to read the technical documentation provided below before downloading and using the product.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title PSMA Administrative Boundaries
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence cc-by-4.0
Data Status active
Update Frequency quarterly
Landing Page http://www.data.gov.au/dataset/bdcf5b09-89bc-47ec-9281-6b8e9ee147aa
Date Published 2014-07-11
Date Updated 2016-05-24
Contact Point
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
02 6271 5111
spatial@pmc.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 26/02/2016
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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