Search

METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.

Autocomplete

METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).

Clear

The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)

457289 | Data Element
A designated region describing location and contact details that represents a medium-sized area built from a number of Statistical areas level 1 (SA1s), as represented by a code. The aim is to represent a community that interacts together socially and economically.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Adoption—adoption consent, code N

650100 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of consent given for an adoption, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—adoption placement, total N[NN]

722849 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of children placed with adoptive families.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—application for information lodged, total number N[NN]

651750 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of applications lodged seeking information about an adoption.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—application for information type, code N

650116 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of application seeking information about an individual in relation to an adoption, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—application type, information/veto code N[N]

650898 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason for which an application was lodged by a person in relation to an adoption, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—finalised adoption, total number N[NN]

650122 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of adoptions finalised.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—Indigenous status, code N

651224 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Whether an adoptive parent identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N

722801 | Data Element
The type of placement arrangement through which an intercountry adoption occurred, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—intercountry adoption program, code N

687801 | Data Element
An intercountry adoption placement under a program as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—person who lodged a veto, party to an adoption, code N[N]

653309 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person who lodged a veto preventing another party to an adoption from making contact and/or restrict the release of identifying information about themselves, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—person who lodged an application for information, party to an adoption code N[N]

650162 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person who lodged an application for information about an adoption, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoption—veto lodgement, total number N[NN]

650160 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of vetoes lodged blocking contact or the release of identifying information in relation to an adoption.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoptive family—adoptive parent marital status, code N

651147 | Data Element
The relationship status of an adoptive parent at the time of placement of the adopted child, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoptive family—sibling composition, text X[X(199)]

650286 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted, as represented by text.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoptive family—sibling composition, type code N[N]

655266 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoptive family—special care need, code N

687833 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The level of additional resources and/or support services required by the adopted child and/or their adoptive family to foster healthy development and wellbeing, and to support positive family functioning and prevent adoption disruptions, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adoptive family—special care need, code N

700982 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The level of additional resources and/or support services required by the adopted child and/or their adoptive family to foster healthy development and wellbeing, and to support positive family functioning and prevent adoption disruptions, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Child—new client indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

521821 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child was a new child protection client of the reporting jurisdiction, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Children and Families

Child—reunification type, code N[N]

706941 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The family type to which a child was returned when a funded out-of-home care placement has ended, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—adoption type, code N

651129 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The adoption category a person is adopted under, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—adoption type, code N

701000 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The adoption category a person is adopted under, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—adoption type, code N

722904 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The adoption category a person is adopted under, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

286919 | Data Element
The Australian state or territory where a person can be located, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Person—country of origin, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

471367 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country of habitual residence of a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—disability status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

608048 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person has a disability, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families
Standard: Housing assistance

Person—Indigenous status, code N

291036 | Data Element
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—intercountry adoption living arrangement post arrival, code N

650277 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The living arrangement of an adopted person 12 months after entering Australia, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—intercountry adoption order type, code N

651107 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of arrangement under which an adopted person enters Australia, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460125 | Data Element
The language reported by a person as the main language other than English spoken by that person in his/her home (or most recent private residential setting occupied by the person) to communicate with other residents of the home or setting and regular visitors, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s), code N

650275 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The pre-adoption relationship a person has to his/her adoptive parent(s), as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service episode—funded out-of-home care placement, number N[NN]

652026 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The cumulative number of unique out-of-home care placements funded for a child during an episode of care.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service episode—funded out-of-home care placement, number N[NN]

657284 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The cumulative number of unique out-of-home care placements funded for a child during an episode of care.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service event—financial payment indicator, out-of-home care code N[N]

652697 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a financial payment has been made by, or on behalf of, a child protection authority to support a child in an out-of-home-care placement, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement type, care arrangement code N[N]

741643 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of care arrangement in which a person under the care of a department responsible for child protection resides, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement type, child under care code N[N]

657320 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of living arrangement a person under the care of a department responsible for child protection resides, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement type, child under care code N[N]

620517 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of living arrangement a person under the care of a department responsible for child protection resides, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement type, child under care code N[N]

689331 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of living arrangement a person under the care of a department responsible for child protection resides, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service provider organisation—approved intercountry adoption client, total number N[NN]

650269 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of intercountry adoption clients approved by a service provider organisation to adopt a child.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service provider organisation—intercountry adoption client file sent overseas, total number N[NN]

650265 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of intercountry adoption client files that were sent to countries outside Australia that provide intercountry adoption by a service provider organisation.
Superseded: Children and Families

Service provider organisation—intercountry adoption client, total number N[NN]

651409 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of intercountry adoption applicants who became official clients of a service provider organisation.
Superseded: Children and Families

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