Australian Urban Observatory

Have you ever wondered how the liveability of your neighbourhood compares to other parts of Australia? The Australian Urban Observatory is a digital platform that transforms complex urban data into easily understood liveability maps across Australia’s 21 largest cities.

It maps liveability indicators of walkability, social infrastructure, public transport, food, alcohol, employment, public open space and housing, as well as a new overall Liveability Index for Local Government Areas, suburbs and neighbourhoods. The observatory is the is the culmination of more than eight years of research findings by the Healthy Liveable Cities Group, within the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University.

The development of the Observatory was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities, the National Environmental Science Program supported Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, and the NHMRC funded Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and state partners.​

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