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The Metadata Registry contains descriptions of the data Services Australia holds, how and why it was collected, and how it is defined, produced, and used.

Services Australia collects, stores, creates, uses and releases vast amounts of data. In addition to delivering essential services, this data is an important national asset for informing decision making in funding, management, planning, monitoring, improvement, research and evaluation of social welfare and health services in Australia. 

Metadata is documented in accordance with information management legislation, policies and standards.

  • Note: The registry contains information about data, including how to request access. It does not itself contain any data.

Services Australia metadata is divided into workgroups according to data stewardship responsibility. Access to view metadata is controlled via the application of metadata governance. See here for more information.