Intergovernmental Agreement on data sharing between Commonwealth and State and Territory governments

The Intergovernmental Agreement on data sharing commits all jurisdictions to share public sector data as a default position, where it can be done securely, safely, lawfully and ethically.

The agreement recognises data as a shared national asset and aims to maximise the value of data to deliver outstanding policies and services for Australians.

The agreement came into effect on 9 July 2021, when it was signed by the National Cabinet.