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How to Apply for Microdata
 

Registration Centre issues
Improvements to the Registration Centre to streamline the application process have recently been released, and further improvements are still underway. During this transition period there may be some delays in adding certain products to user accounts. Updates to the Registration Centre will be finalised as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au if you experience any issues.

How to apply for TableBuilder and Census DataPacks

Step 1Register and activate user account
Register as a new user in Registration Centre.
Hint: use your organisation email address when registering.
User receives an email with a link to activate their account.
When activated, all registered users automatically receive access to free products:
Census TableBuilder Basic
Census DataPacks
Step 2Join an organisation
Email microdata.access@abs.gov.au to request to join an organisation.
The ABS joins user to their organisation. All users joined to their organisation automatically have access to all of their organisation's subscribed data series.
Step 3Subscribe to products
Apply for ABS products by emailing microdata.access@abs.gov.au
Further information:
Available microdata
Microdata prices
Step 4Log in and use TableBuilder or Census DataPacks
Log in to TableBuilder or Census DataPacks via Registration Centre home
Step 5Update user contact details
Log in to Registration Centre to view or update user contact details.


How to apply for CURF microdata

Step 1Register an organisation
Organisations not yet using microdata, contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au to register.
Head of organisation submits Responsible Officer Undertaking to the ABS.
Organisation appoints a staff member as Contact Officer
The ABS sets up organisation in MiCRO, the ABS microdata application management system.
Step 2Register users
Register in MiCRO
User requests to 'join' their organisation in MiCRO.
Users must read the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs
User applies for access to microdata in MiCRO.
Step 3Contact Officer
Contact Officer verifies that member is affiliated with their organisation.
Contact Officer endorses the application in MiCRO and submits it to the ABS.
Payment may be incurred at this point. See Microdata prices
Step 4ABS response
The ABS approves or rejects the microdata application. See CURF User - tool kit for more information about applying for CURFs.
The ABS supplies RADL access and/or advises Contact Officer to provide CD-ROM to approved applicant.
The ABS reviews access annually.

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