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How to find local data

Discover resources to help community-led initiatives find and access data on their local community.

What are these resources?

The resources aim to help you find and access data to better understand and track work on key issues in a local community. They recognise that quantitative data is one important way that place-based initiatives can:

  • understand their local area
  • track their impact
  • make evidence-based decisions.

Who are they for?

These resources are for community-led initiatives who want to access government-held data to drive their decision-making.

Who created them?

These resources were created as part of the Victorian Government’s Place-based Agenda in partnership with data custodians and experts across government. They are based on what we learned from a pilot to improve access to government-held data by community-led initiatives.

Requesting data from government

Finding publicly available data on your local area

A list of publicly available data that you can access and analyse by geographical area.

Regionally-specific public data sources
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