Fees and charges

Fees and charges

Fees and charges

Administration fees for providing AEDC data are charged on a cost recovery basis where the request takes longer than 30 minutes and are payable prior to the provision of data. For further information on data services and charges, please refer to the AEDC Data Services & Charging Practices and section 6.6 of the AEDC Data Guidelines.

The below table outlines when a fee will apply for AEDC products and services: 

Type of request

Definitions

Charge

Publicly available data

AEDC data already in public domain (e.g. website, National Report etc.).

No Fee

Macrodata files

Production of a customised Macrodata file (i.e. tables, profiles etc.). Each customised file is subjected to detailed quality assurance checks and a risk assessment.

Fee applies*

Microdata files

Production of a customised Microdata file (i.e. unit record files). Each customised file is subjected to detailed quality assurance checks and a risk assessment.

Fee applies*

Data Linkage files

Production of a customised Microdata file and Project Linkage Key for Data Linkage. Each customised file and linkage key is subjected to detailed quality assurance checks and a risk assessment.

Fee applies*

Amendments prior to data release

No fee will apply to amendments requested prior to release of the data to the Applicant.

No fee

Amendments to released datasets

Amendments to already released datasets or completed applications will be subject to a fee when additional variables or data collection years are required.

Fee applies*

Support enquiries

Support enquires that are exempt from a fee include:

  • support enquiry relating to an approved AEDC Microdata or Macrodata application
  • ongoing technical support for an approved AEDC data request
  • clarifying data quality or the data collection process.

No fee

Ad-hoc work

Ad-hoc work may include:

  • writing and replicating reports using AEDC data
  • providing training in the use or analysis of AEDC datasets or products
  • undertaking any data creation or support services not covered by the DMA agreement.

Fee applies*

‘Block of hours’

Data Users who require ongoing assistance can purchase a block of hours, in 50 hours increments. This may be used for ad-hoc analysis or data analysis training, rather than obtaining a quote and creating a contract to fulfil each individual request.

Fee applies*

* No fee applies if the request takes less than 30 minutes work.