Spatial datasets available in new GDA2020 datum

Support remains for current datum
Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2020

The majority of spatial datasets available from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (DMIRS) Data and Software Centre (DASC) are now available in the new Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020).

DMIRS is transitioning to GDA2020 as part of the national implementation program to account for Australia’s tectonic movement of about seven centimetres north east each year.

The DASC upgrade meets the adoption date set by ANZLIC – the Spatial Information Council for its member agencies to deliver and receive national scale foundation spatial data in GDA2020.

Resource Tenure Executive Director Rick Rogerson said the department’s working date for full compliance for the implementation of GDA2020 is 1 October 2020, but this may be subject to change.

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) is responsible for coordinating the GDA2020 datum shift nationally. GDA2020 will supersede the current GDA94 datum, and older coordinate systems such as the Australian Geodetic Datum 1966 and 1984.

“While we have focused on supplying GDA2020 via our new DASC at this time, we are also continuing to work to provide access for all currently available products, plus additional GDA2020 products and services, over the coming year,” he said.

“DMIRS is updating regulations and policies that specify a defined datum to reflect the adoption of GDA2020 and changing systems.”

Information about GDA2020 is available at or email if you require further details.

Additional details about the national update are available at