The Western Australian Government aims to make data more accessible to the public and to industry to stimulate innovative approaches to service delivery.
Successful data collaboration is a joined effort. The WA Open Data Policy is owned by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and implemented by Landgate through Data WA as a whole of government service.
What is open data?
The Open Data Policy considers data 'open' when it is:
- released and available for the general public (not for exclusive use)
- easily discoverable
- in formats that are modifiable, non-proprietary and machine-readable
- licensed to enable reuse and redistribution
- available at no cost to users
The Policy applies to agencies and organisations covered by the Public Sector Management Act 1994, including agencies listed in Schedules 1 and 2. To find out how your agency can contribute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.