WikiProject Australia

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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.


Welcome to OpenStreetMap Australia! The purpose of this wiki page is to collect and provide information that would be useful to an Australian mapper. 99.9% of the country has at least a basic level of detail. Volunteers from all around Australia have already begun mapping the roads. However even the most developed areas are missing important map details and 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 (such as wood, lakes) and landuses.


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

Local channels

International channels

Finding other Aussie mappers

  • Have a look at the Category:Users in Australia page to see who is active. Link your own user page to the appropriate State or Territory category to join this list of proud mappers.
  • WhoDidIt can be used to see changes made in an area of your choosing.

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.

WikiProjects 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.

Other national subprojects

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.