Improving how we share data

In today's world it's important to make good decisions based on data

We have the NSW Data Sharing (Government Sector) Act 2015 to allow data sharing between NSW Government agencies. It's intended to improve decision-making and to help us provide better services for the people in NSW.

For instance, we use data to alert you about a bushfire or we combine lots of data (information) to help build better sports or transport facilities. See some examples below in the Stories section on ways we've used data sharing.

Your privacy is important

The NSW Government recognises that while we need to embrace data sharing, it must be done so within privacy provisions and appropriate data safeguards to build and maintain trust.

Thank you for your feedback

The review is now complete. We reviewed your input and used it to inform findings and recommendations that were presented to parliament in July 2021. See the News feed for a summary of the findings and recommendations. Thank you for your contributions to shaping the future of data sharing in NSW.

In today's world it's important to make good decisions based on data

We have the NSW Data Sharing (Government Sector) Act 2015 to allow data sharing between NSW Government agencies. It's intended to improve decision-making and to help us provide better services for the people in NSW.

For instance, we use data to alert you about a bushfire or we combine lots of data (information) to help build better sports or transport facilities. See some examples below in the Stories section on ways we've used data sharing.

Your privacy is important

The NSW Government recognises that while we need to embrace data sharing, it must be done so within privacy provisions and appropriate data safeguards to build and maintain trust.

Thank you for your feedback

The review is now complete. We reviewed your input and used it to inform findings and recommendations that were presented to parliament in July 2021. See the News feed for a summary of the findings and recommendations. Thank you for your contributions to shaping the future of data sharing in NSW.

Case Studies

Here's some examples of how shared data has been used by NSW Government. You can add your own stories below about how shared data used by NSW Government has helped you, your business or community.

Thank you for sharing your story about data sharing with us. 

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  • Active Kids

    by Roy, almost 2 years ago

    In 2018, the NSW Government launched Active Kids, an initiative that allows parents, guardians and carers of school children to apply for vouchers to use for sport and fitness costs, with the aim of boosting children’s participation in sport and active recreation.

    The DAC used data to better understand voucher uptake and redemption using population and facilities data to improve voucher redemption rates and identify service gaps.

    Using data shared by the Office of Sport, in combination with other datasets, the DAC was able to:

    • Allow analysis of voucher claim quantity per school
    • Develop new indicators modelling student travel time... Continue reading
  • NSW Budget Visualisation

    by Roy, almost 2 years ago

    In 2018, NSW Treasury moved towards outcome based budgeting, and sought to make the Budget more accessible to the general public. The NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC) was engaged to develop an interactive visualisation tool for the 2018-19 Budget.

    Using data shared by Treasury, the DAC was able to produce simple charts capturing state revenue and expenditure, an interactive map of all expenditure and planned investments across the state, analysis of the state’s revenue and debt position, and a graphic highlighting how State Outcomes were addressed in each Cluster by the Budget.

    This simple but effective use of data created... Continue reading