Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Why is the City of Melbourne publishing this data?
Government data being readily available as a public resource is one of the goals in our Future Melbourne 2026 Plan. We aim to become one of the most transparent councils in Australia by increasing public disclosure and access to information. On 25 November 2014, Council endorsed an ‘open by default’ policy position supported by five open data principles.
What data does the City of Melbourne hold?
Will you publish my private data?
How often is the data updated?
The frequency of updates differs for each dataset and is outlined within each dataset’s metadata. Select the ‘About’ button when viewing a dataset to find the update frequency, last updated date and version control.
How do I report an error within a dataset?
If you detect an error or believe a dataset is incomplete, please select the ‘About’ tab within the dataset to make the ‘About this dataset’ tab appear on the left-hand side. You can then select ‘Contact dataset owner’ and advise us of the error.
Can I download/use a dataset?