Western Sydney University has signed an Organisational Deed of Licence for access to the Department of Social Services (DSS) longitudinal datasets.

The National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD Dataverse) platform provides detailed information on:

IMPORTANT: For more information about data access policies, please read the National Centre for Longitudinal Data Access and Use Guidelines. It includes important information about using, storing and publishing with the data


To apply for access to any of the National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) datasets, first, all applicants and collaborators who need to view unit record data must complete and sign a once only Confidentiality Deed Poll and email the scanned, signed copy to NCLD (ncldresearch@dss.gov.au) and ADA (ada@anu.edu.au). Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Then register an account or log in to apply for a specific dataset. To request access, click on the name of dataset you want, and then click on the "Request Access" button to start the online request form.

What you need to do

To apply for any of the NCLD datasets, simply follow these steps:

Note: If you are a student, please be advised that your supervisor must also apply independently for the same level dataset.