Ordering the Data

Release 15 of the HILDA data (which includes Waves 1 to 15) is available for purchase from Monday 5 December. The release DVD includes Stata, SAS and SPSS datasets with extensive documentation. Generally each release of HILDA data comes out in December and will incur a cost (refer below).

For individuals whose organisation has an Organisational Licence, please contact your Data Manager to obtain the latest Deed of Confidentiality.

For all other users, please see Completing an Order section below.

Licensing Arrangement

Organisational Licence: List of organisations and data managers.
Users affiliated with these organisations need to contact their Organisational Data Manager to obtain and sign a Deed of Confidentiality.
Individual Licence: Users from all other organisations will need to sign an Individual Deed of Licence.


Completing an Order

  1. Read the Fact Sheets
Glossary for Fact Sheets
1     Licensing Arrangements
2     Who is eligible to access the DSS Longitudinal Survey datasets
3     Roles and Responsibilities of Authorised Users
4     Roles and Responsibilities of Supervisors
5     Specialist Datasets
6     Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children Data Protocols
7     How to Complete a deed and survey contact list
8     How to acknowledge DSS and the relevant survey contract managers
9     Security Requirements
10   Administrative Requirements
11   Use of Symbol Digits Modalities Test Data (available from Wave 12)
  1. Complete the appropriate deed (see below for options). Please complete all parts of the Deeds that are highlighted in blue / yellow.

My organisation already has an Organisational Licence

My organisation is interested in obtaining an Organisational Licence

I would like to apply for an Individual Licence

I would like to apply for the Cross-National Equivalence File

All users must complete a deed, including:

  1. Send the forms for approval:
  1. Once your application has been approved, you will be sent an approval notification email from DSS.
  2. Note: Subsequent to this approval notification, an email link for payment will be sent to you by the HILDA Administrative Assistant.

    Upon payment through the secure payment system, your dataset will be posted via Express Post (or Express Courier International for overseas users).

    Passwords and relevant information for accessing the DVD will be emailed to you.

The quickest and easiest way to send your completed deed is by emailing a scanned copy to the Department of Social Services or faxing it to 02 6206 9545 (or +61 2 6206 9545 for overseas applications).

Cost per Release

Organisational Licence $330 if in Australia (includes GST)
$330 if overseas (GST exempt)
Individual Licence $77 if in Australia (includes GST)
$121 if overseas (GST exempt)