Introducing the Data and Digital Government Strategy

5 July 2023


  • The Australian Government has released the first combined Data and Digital Government Strategy
  • The Data and Digital Government Strategy sets the vision to 2030 for how the Australian Government intends to utilise data and digital to improve the entire spectrum of its activities
  • The strategy is out now for consultation, and you can have your say until 25th of July

The Australian Government recently released the Data and Digital Government Strategy for public consultation. The Strategy outlines the Government’s vision to deliver simple, secure and connected public services for all people and business through world class data and digital capabilities by 2030. This represents the first time that data and digital have come together in the one strategy by the Australian Government.

Building on the Australian Government’s commitments to a number of key reforms such as the APS Reform agenda, the Cyber Security Strategy 2023-30, the review of the Privacy Act 1988, as well as the myGov User Audit; the Strategy will form a key point of focus in shaping the Commonwealth’s actions, priorities, and investments in the data and digital space.

Specifically in the context of industry and innovation, the Strategy provides a focus to the Australian Public Service by guiding and enabling technology investment across Agencies, positioning them to adopt emerging technologies through updated funding models.

Through reform and investment in data capabilities, the Strategy will support better data sharing between entities, including across Agencies and Jurisdictions with State and Territory Government, as well as Academia and industry, to inform policy and service designs which are evidence based and place people and business at the centre.  

The Strategy also provides a focus and mechanism for further capability investment into the APS’s data and digital workforce, a critical component needed to shape and deliver Commonwealth services of the future.

As part of developing the final version of the Strategy and the Implementation Plan, we are seeking a diverse range of views to ensure the Strategy can meet people and business’ needs and expectations. In addition to engaging with the APS and State and Territory Governments, we are also encouraging members of the public, industry and academia to share their thoughts. You can have your say by completing a survey or uploading a written submission through the portal until the 25th of July at

We are also hosting a number of APS specific information sessions. If you are a member of the APS and interested to know more about these, please reach out to the Digital Strategy Mailbox for more information

For further information about the Strategy, including to download a copy or go to the feedback page, please visit

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