Help shape the quality and accessibility of the socio-economic data you use to make decisions affecting regional Australia.

How it works

Why we want your input
We know data is important for decision making and to promote information about regional Australia. This is your chance to shape a new data resource for regional communities, local leaders, industry and all levels of government.
How you can voice your opinion
We value your time and have provided a survey that will take around 20 minutes. Alternatively, you’re welcome to provide a response to the consultation paper.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your input through the survey or consultation paper will inform the development of the Hub over the next three years.

Consultation Information

Consultation tabs

The Issue
Consultation Period:  May 24, 2021 09:00 AEST to July 02, 2021 17:00 AEST

The Regional Data Hub is part of the Australian Government's $13.7 million Better Data Use to Support Delivery for Regional Australians program announced in the 2020–21 budget. It will improve the evidence base for regional communities, local leaders, industry and all levels of government by bringing together key economic, demographic and socio-economic data to provide easy access to information about their regions.

We recognise many organisations and individuals make decisions that affect their local communities and therefore, we want to better understand how and why you use data. This consultation is an opportunity for you to tell us what data you need and how you prefer to access data. We will use the submissions and the survey results to determine the data priorities and design of the Hub.

Relevant Documentation

Consultation paper—Regional Data Hub: Understanding and responding to regional data needs

Published 24th May 2021

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Our regions are diverse, spanning sparsely populated remote communities to towns and large non metropolitan cities. The Regional Data Hub aims to help communities and those involved in policy design and service delivery to understand the state of the regions and identify future opportunities. The Hub will have high quality data at geographic scales suitable for regional decision makers.


Started May 24, 2021 09:00 AEST
Ends July 02, 2021 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 17 of 39

Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

What should be identified in submission

The name of the party making the submission the organisation represented (if applicable) contact details, including telephone number, postal and email address.

Email to send submission to: regionaldatahub [at]

Postal address to send submission to: GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601