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: Prospective applicants are encouraged to read the NCLD Access and Use Protocols (the Protocols) before applying. Visit the NCLD Dataverse Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.


Individuals wanting access to the NCLD data and related material will first need to register with the Australian Data Archive (ADA) on the Dataverse site before they can create an account on the Dataverse site.

What you need to do

  • If you would like to find out more, or apply for access to NCLD longitudinal data, simply follow these steps:

  • Go to the NCLD Dataverse site (you will need to register with Dataverse before being able to apply for access to the data).
  • Read and follow the instructions in the National Centre for Longitudinal Data Access and Use Guidelines (the Guide).
    Please note:
    New applications under Organisational licences will no longer be accepted by the DSS. All applications for DSS longitudinal datasets must be made through the NCLD Dataverse within the Australian Data Archives.  

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