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Australia, Oceania

latitude: -28, longitude: 133
Browse map of Australia 28°00′00.00″ S, 133°00′00.00″ E
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Australia is a country, island, and continent in Oceania at latitude 28°00′00.00″ South, longitude 133°00′00.00″ East.

Flag of Australia Australia Mapping Project,
the home of Australia on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Hello! Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in Australia!
You can find here national events, ongoing projects, map status and mapping guidelines, as well as links to other pages directly related to the mapping of Australia.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in Australia.


Welcome to OpenStreetMap Australia! The purpose of this wiki page is to collect and provide information useful for all Australian mappers. 99.9% of the country has at least a basic level of detail; however, even the most developed areas are often missing important map details; so we need your help! For people on the ground, you can help by looking out for details such as: missing roads/footpaths/cycleways, turn restrictions, speed limits, points of interest (restaurants and clinics, etc.) and street addresses, etc. For those who are editing remotely, you can help by mapping buildings, natural areas (the bush or lakes) and land uses. Come contribute alongside volunteers from all over Australia, who have embarked on mapping its vast networks that connect it all together.


Communication is key to high quality mapping. Don't be shy!

Local channels

  • Please join the OSM Australian mailing list. This is well-used and a great way to find out information and communicate with other people working in Australia. The list is also available as a forum view
  • You can also join the Maptime Australia Slack. Once accepted make sure to join your relevant community channel.
  • Several people also hang out on the #oceania channel of the OpenStreetMap World Discord. Once joining Discord to see the #oceania channel you must visit the #rules-and-roles channel and under "Choose the flag of your region for your user role." choose the Australian flag, after which you should see the #oceania channel.
  • On the OSM Forum: OSM Forum Australian section (less used)

International channels

Finding other Aussie mappers

Australia specific mapping information





Mapping is more effective with a group of people. Social events involve (as you would expect) a meetup before splitting up to record information in your zone. Virtual events can be completed by anyone without leaving the house.

Social Events

Virtual Events

Where things are at around the country

Most areas outside the major centres can be made more accurate by using well-aligned imagery.

Mapping projects and information by Australian state or territory

Coastlines, islands, and external territories

  • The Australian coastline is fully connected on the continent and islands.
  • Norfolk Island - Roads and Tracks ~99% All recently surveyed.


Older projects

Remapping state borders

Only straight segments of the state borders could be restored after the redaction. The missing sections of the Australian Capital Territory border have now been imported from ABS. The NSW/Victoria border on the south bank of the Murray River is being slowly remapped from imagery - you can help.

The remaining NSW/Qld border will likely be imported from ABS in the near future.

Remapping cities, streets, and rural roads

There was a great deal of remapping still to be done as a post-redaction following the change of license for OSM data. Of the major urban centres, Sydney and Adelaide were perhaps the hardest hit.

From imagery, there are many major and minor waterways (rivers, lakes, and streams) that were lost as they were attached to an import that was removed. Due to the editing history, many objects have been shortened or have had nodes removed that has caused them to lose accuracy.

Please see the task manager on for coordinating the aerial remapping.

There are many streets now without names, many rural roads outside the area of imagery that will require resurveying.