Open Government Partnership – Australia

Get Involved

The Australian Government has released a draft of Australia’s first ever Open Government National Action Plan for public consultation. This is the final round of consultation in a year-long process to develop the National Action Plan.

The draft National Action Plan can be accessed / downloaded here:

You can find out more about the public consultation process through this fact sheet:

Make a submission

Public submissions close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 18 November 2016, and can be made by emailing or by sending a hard copy to: Public Data Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, PO Box 6500, Canberra, ACT, 2600.

Submissions will be published unless otherwise advised.

Submissions can be accessed/downloaded here: Public Consultation page

Join the conversation

You can also join the open government conversation online using #OGPAu or through civil society forums on

Attend a public information session

Date:       Thursday 3 November 2016
Time:       11am - 12pm
Location: St Michael's Uniting Church, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

(in conjunction with a panel discussion on Extracting strategic advantage from public data sources)
Date:       Thursday 3 November 2016
Time:       5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Griffith University, QCA Lecture Theatre and Gallery (S05), Room 2.04, South Bank QLD 4101
This is a free event with registration essential.

Date:       Friday 4 November 2016
Time:       11am - 12pm
Location: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Date:       Friday 4 November 2016
Time:       11.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Bell's Function, Upper Level Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000

Date:       Monday 7 November 2016
Time:       11am - 12pm
Location: National Archives of Australia, Menzies Room, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2000

If you can’t make it along to one of these information sessions, we will also be hosting a Webinar on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 2:30pm AEDT – register here.

OGP Working Groups

We are also encouraging individuals and organisations to connect with the Open Government Partnership working groups to contribute to peer exchange and learning across the partnership.

The six thematic working groups are:

To express your interest in joining a working group, visit the group's web page above, or visit