Data Use Cases

Australian Electoral Commission

The role of the Australian Electoral Commission is to deliver the franchise: that is, an Australian citizen's right to vote, as established by the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. The AEC is responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums and maintaining the Commonwealth electoral roll.

AEC Key Outcome: Maintain an impartial and independent electoral system for eligible voters through active electoral roll management, efficient delivery of polling services and targeted education and public awareness programs.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia's official statistical organisation. We assist and encourage informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.

The principal legislation determining the functions and responsibilities of the Australian Bureau of Statistics are the Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975 and the Census and Statistics Act 1905.

Australia Maritime Boundaries

Geoscience Australia has the primary role in the delineation of Australia's domestic and international maritime limits and boundaries. An output of this activity is the development of the Australian Maritime Boundaries (AMB) data.

Alignment between Administrative Boundaries

A significant amount of users are seeking the national spatial alignment between the datasets contained within the Administrative Boundaries Theme. This miss-alignment results in inconsistent analysis of data when undertaken at differing scales, whilst also producing miss aligned or duplicated lines when using the boundaries for map visualisation purposes.

Addressing and the Australian Business Register

The Australian Business Register (ABR) is a whole-of-government program that works collaboratively across government and industry to store details about businesses and organisations when they register for an Australian business number. The ABR is recognised nationally as a valuable asset and is used by the community and government daily to identify and verify business information and plan for infrastructure and service delivery.

Problem: Addresses need to be validated for internal service portals and when new registrations are created online.

Solution: Integrate the openly available G-NAF into the online process to use single-line address validation to verify addresses entered in real time. A 3rd party provided address validation service is used.