Data Exchange

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  • Data Exchange Planned Maintenance

    The Data Exchange and Data Exchange Reports will be unavailable from 9:00am to 11:00am AEST Sunday 28 April 2019 due to planned maintenance.

Latest Updates

Revision of Protocols Appendix B

The “Appendix B – Commonwealth Agencies” document was updated on 14 February 2019. This update is for Forced Adoption Support Services service types and definitions. You can…

Data Exchange report fact sheets

Data Exchange report fact sheets have been developed to provide guidance to organisations on how they might use their self-service reports to analyse and interpret…

Revision of Protocols Appendices A & B

The “Program activity guidance” and “Service type matrix” documents were updated on 31 January 2019. The “Program activity guidance” document has been split to detail…

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The Data Exchange represents the Department of Social Services’ new approach to grants program reporting. It reflects a two-way focus on a smarter and more efficient way of collecting data from service providers, and a more useful reporting back of data about the outcomes achieved for individuals, families, and their communities.