For Data Users

Accessing HILDA Survey data

Data from the HILDA Survey is available to researchers living in Australia or overseas. The data is cumulative and includes all data releases.


The HILDA Survey data is available for purchase under individual or organisational licensing arrangements with the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services.

Researchers working in institutions such as universities should check whether their institution has already signed an organisational licence agreement. If so, these users should contact their institution’s Data Manager to sign a Deed of Confidentiality.

For more information about the licensing arrangements, application process or costs involved, please refer to Ordering HILDA Survey data.

Documentation and support

The HILDA Survey team provides several resources to assist users in their analysis of the HILDA Survey data.