The digital Local Government Areas and their legal identifiers have been derived from the cadastre data from each Australian state and territory jurisdiction and are available below.
Local Government Areas are part of Geoscape Administrative Boundaries, which is built and maintained by Geoscape Australia using authoritative government data. Further information about contributors to Administrative Boundaries is available here.
The full Administrative Boundaries dataset comprises seven Geoscape products:
Updated versions of Administrative Boundaries are published on a quarterly basis.
Users have the option to download datasets with feature coordinates referencing either GDA94 or GDA2020 datums.
Notable changes in the August 2021 release
Further information on Administrative Boundaries, including FAQs on the data, is available here through Geoscape Australia’s network of partners. They provide a range of commercial products based on Administrative Boundaries, including software solutions, consultancy and support.
Note: On 1 October 2020, PSMA Australia Limited began trading as Geoscape Australia.
The Australian Government has negotiated the release of Administrative Boundaries to the whole economy under an open CCBY 4.0 license.
Users must only use the data in ways that are consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles issued under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Users must also note the following attribution requirements:
Preferred attribution for the Licensed Material:
Administrative Boundaries © Geoscape Australia licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0).
Preferred attribution for Adapted Material:
Incorporates or developed using Administrative Boundaries © Geoscape Australia licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0).