Australian transport open data sources
Governments and authorities have long collected transport data in order to make evidence-based decisions, public policy, resource allocation and spending, and more. The recent shifts by these organisations to share their data has improved the transport decisions of the general public.
It’s the release of open data from governments and authorities that results in the building of apps we use for real-time position of public transport vehicles, location and use of parking bays, notice of traffic hazards, trip planning, and so on, and so on. It’s also these datasets that allow researchers to investigate and improve transport.
Open data in action
A couple of excellent examples of open data in action are the:
These two, plus the transport apps you might be using all the time on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, show what an important resource open data can be, and why organisations with data make every effort to make data available.
A note about the links below
Where possible links below are direct to the transport datasets. In others, where transport may appear under multiple categories, the link is to the full list of datasets published by that government or authority.
Missing? Any you’ve found?
If there’s an Australian open data source that you see missing, or you found a great collection of datasets, or a great example of open data in action, let us know in the Leave a Comment section at the bottom of this page.
Now, here’s the list of open data sources for Australian transport:
- Queensland Government Data
- Transport and Main Roads | Data | Queensland Government
- Brisbane City Council Data Directory
- Transport for NSW Open Data Hub and Developer Portal
- Roads and Maritime Traffic Volume Viewer
- City of Sydney Open Data Portal
A list of apps using NSW’ data for:
Australian Capital Territory
- Transport | Victorian Government Data Directory
- City of Melbourne’s Open Data Portal
- VicRoads Open Data