Australian Data and Digital Council

Data and technology are changing how Australians live, work and prosper. Australians expect governments to meet the highest standards of service delivery; to protect their data, privacy and security; to offer a wide choice in accessing services; and to account for diverse needs.

The Australian Digital Council (ADC) was established in September 2018 to facilitate and drive better cross-government collaboration on data and digital transformation, and to create better services and policy outcomes for all Australians.

On 9 August 2019, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to streamline the Ministerial Council system. In recognition of the critical role of data and technology, COAG elevated the ADC to the COAG level as the Australian Data and Digital Council.

Membership of the Council is made up of one ministerial representative from each State and Territory with responsibility for data and/or digital matters and chaired by the Commonwealth Minister for Government Services.


State of the data and digital nation: September 2020

This report aims to increase visibility and transparency of data and digital initiatives across Australia and help the Australian Data and Digital Council (ADDC) identify areas of alignment and potential collaboration between jurisdictions.

Australian Data and Digital Council - Trust Principles

The Australian Data and Digital Council has committed to using data and digital technologies to improve the lives of Australians, now and into the future.

State of the data and digital nation

This report provides an overview of the main data and digital transformation initiatives being implemented in Australia by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. It features case studies of successful projects in areas including health, human services, community engagement, ID services, biodiversity and more.