Some specific improvements are being made to the boundaries of a small number of Indigenous Locations and Indigenous Areas. These improvements have been made via close collaboration with the ABS Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics (CoATSIS). They will ensure that the boundaries better reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
In November 2018, CoATSIS engaged in consultation to ensure that the Indigenous Structure (Australian Indigenous Geography Standard) effectively represents the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. While there are no major changes planned for ASGS Ed. 3, a small number of priority issues raised through this consultation have been addressed. In addition to the CoATSIS survey, the ABS will conduct ongoing consultation to improve the use of the Indigenous Structure for ASGS Ed. 4 in 2026.