Web Services Technical Specification

The Data Exchange Web Services Technical Specifications are intended for organisations wanting to use system-to-system transfers to submit their data to the Data Exchange.

The document provides technical details about the data format and system requirements, and is primarily aimed at IT managers, system developers and software providers. From time to time, the specifications will be updated to reflect enhanced functionality and features. These changes can occur through a combination of user feedback as part of our continuous improvement process, or as new program activities come on board.

The specification for web services covers the following:

  • Interface availability
  • Service interface listing
  • Message definitions
  • Interface method definitions

A pre-production environment is available to developers for testing. For enquiries on how to access the pre-production environment and for technical support please email dssdataexchange.helpdesk@dss.gov.au.