The Public Sector (Data Sharing) Act 2016 requires the Office for Data Analytics (ODA) to report the nature and scope of data sharing across government.

Below is a brief summary of data sharing agreements for 2019.

Contact ODA for details of data sharing agreements from 2018 and 2017.

2019 Data Sharing Agreements

Data recipientDepartment for Education
Data providerSA Dental Service
Date signedOctober 2019
Contains personal data-
Data descriptionClient records and student records
Public interest/purposeIncrease access to and utilisation of SA Dental Service by DFE school students. 
Data recipientDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet,
Data providerSAHMRI
Date signedSeptember 2019
Contains personal data-
Data descriptionData relating to wellbeing
Public interest/purposeDevelopment of government policy activities centred around wellbeing and resilience.
Data recipientDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet, Department for Child Protection, Department for Education, Department of Human Services – Youth Justice, Department of Human Services – Early Intervention Research Directorate, SA Housing Authority, Department for Health and Wellbeing
Data providerDepartment for Child Protection, Department for Education, Department of Human Services – Youth Justice, Department of Human Services – Screening Unit, Attorney General’s Department, SA Housing Authority, Department for Health and Wellbeing, Department for Correctional Services
Date signedApril 2019
Contains personal data-
Data descriptionMulti-agency data sharing agreement for the Vulnerable Children Project (VCP)
Public interest/purposeVCP aims to enable South Australian Government agencies involved in child protection to achieve:
1. Enhance the use of data related to child protection services, programs and policies;
2. Securely access integrated data from multiple agencies to better inform selected, vetted and audited staff about vulnerable children and their environments;
3. Inform decision making at the strategic and operational levels.
Data recipientDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet (Office for Data Analytics)
Data providerSouth Australia Police
Date signedMay 2019
Contains personal data-
Data descriptionSAPOL data for Vulnerable Children Project (VCP)
Public interest/purposeVCP aims to enable South Australian Government agencies involved in child protection to achieve:
1. Enhance the use of data related to child protection services, programs and policies;
2. Securely access integrated data from multiple agencies to better inform selected, vetted and audited staff about vulnerable children and their environments;
3. Inform decision making at the strategic and operational levels.
Data recipientAttorney General’s Department
Data providerSouth Australia Police
Date signedJanuary 2019
Contains personal data-
Data descriptionMulti-agency whole-of-justice data
Public interest/purposeTo provide a holistic picture of whole-of-justice interactions to make better data informed decisions.
Data recipientDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet
Data providerReturn to Work SA
Date signedJanuary 2019
Contains personal data-
Data descriptionInformation on employers registered in the ReturnToWork scheme
Public interest/purposeIntegrating data to identify key trends in South Australian business and labour markets and provide analysis for use in policy development.
Data recipientDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet
Data providerCommissioner for Children and Young People
Date signedJanuary 2019
Contains personal data-
Data descriptionHandwritten workshop responses
Public interest/purposeOptical character recognition and sentiment analysis to save time transcribing handwriting.