Once the Bill is passed, organisations that want use the DATA scheme to request government data will need to apply for accreditation from the National Data Commissioner.


Organisations will be able to apply for 2 types of accreditation:

  • user accreditation, allowing organisations to request access to data from Australian Government agencies.
  • data service provider accreditation, allowing organisations to provide data services to Australian Government agencies to help them share data with users.

Organisations will be able to apply for one or both types of accreditation.

The DAT Bill is currently before the Australian Parliament.

A copy of the DAT Bill is available on the Australian Parliament House website.

You will also find copies of:

  • the DAT Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum
  • the Minister for Government Services’ Second Reading Speech.