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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

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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.

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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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Accuracy indicator

294414 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The level of detail to which recorded information is correct.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Activity and participation life area

324432 | Property
Life areas in which individuals may participate or undertake activities.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Address currency status

428990 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the relationship between an organisation or person and an address at the time of interchange.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address line

292741 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A composite of one or more standard address components that describes a low level of geographical/physical description of a location.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous

Address site name

429196 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official place name or culturally accepted name for an address site, including the name of a building, homestead, building complex, agricultural property, park or unbounded address site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address status identifier

428975 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the category of an address, as officially assigned by an addressing authority authorised by the Jurisdictional State or Territory, or Australia Post for postal type address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address type

269037 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the class of a geographical/physical location.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Age

269152 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The length of life or existence.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Age at first pregnancy

399567 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The age at which a person first carried a developing embryo or fetus within their body.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Age range

290491 | Property
A chronological grouping of age.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability

Area of usual residence

269104 | Property
The geographical region in which a person or group of people usually reside.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)

Australian business number (ABN)

429119 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A unique identifier allocated to an entity for the purposes of identification in dealings with the Australian Government, or for other Commonwealth purposes, in particular with respect to taxation laws.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Australian postcode

269316 | Property
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Blow to the head indicator

358829 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a blow to the head resulting in a loss of consciousness has ever been experienced.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Body function

320237 | Property
The physiological or psychological function of body system.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Body structure

320249 | Property
An anatomical part of the body such as organs, limbs or their components.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Building/complex sub-unit type

269380 | Property | Health Data Standards Committee
The specification of the type of a separately identifiable portion within a building/complex, marina, etc. to clearly distinguish it from another.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Complex road name

429363 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Complex road number 1

429183 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number, or start number in a ranged address, of the building/dwelling in the road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Complex road number 2

429257 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The last number for a ranged address in the road or thoroughfare in which a complex is located.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Complex road suffix

429391 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The abbreviation used to represent the suffix of a road or thoroughfare within a complex site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Complex road type

429381 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the class of road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Country identifier

288063 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country component of an address.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Country of birth

269206 | Property
The country in which an individual was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Date of birth

269318 | Property
The date on which an individual was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Day of operation

315116 | Property
The day of the week that a service is available.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous

Education participation restriction indicator

520892 | Property
An indicator of whether the ability to participate in the transfer of knowledge or skill, obtained or developed through a learning process, is limited in any way.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Electronic communication address

287451 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The characters used for the purpose of communication by electronic means.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability

Electronic communication medium

287501 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of mechanism used for electronic communication.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous

Electronic communication usage code

287523 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The manner of use of an electronic communication address.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Eligibility status

304551 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of eligibility for services.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health

Employment participation restriction indicator

520916 | Property
An indicator of whether the ability to participate in work including to take actions, perform tasks and exhibit behaviours to obtain and retain employment, is limited in any way.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Environmental factor

320223 | Property
Environmental factors make up the physical, social and attitudinal environment in which individuals live and conduct their lives.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Episode end date

269252 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode is completed.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health, Disability

Episode start date

269253 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode commenced.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Children and Families

Estimated resident population of Australia

388661 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official measure of the population of Australia.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Extent of environmental factor influence

320232 | Property
The degree to which specified environmental factors influence functioning and disability.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Extent of impairment of body function

320240 | Property
The degree of impairment in a specified body function.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Extent of impairment of body structure

320252 | Property
The degree of impairment in a specified body structure.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Extent of participation in a life area

324449 | Property
The degree of participation in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Family name

269355 | Property
A designation for a family.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Feedback collection indicator

290389 | Property
An indicator of whether feedback relating to services and service delivery is actively and routinely collected.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

First language spoken

269243 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The language first used for oral communication.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Homelessness, Disability

First service contact date

269346 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Date on which the first service contact occurs.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Health, Youth Justice

Floor/level type

269379 | Property | Health Data Standards Committee
Descriptor used to classify the type of floor or level of a multi-storey building/complex.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Full-time equivalent staff

269172 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Hours actually worked divided by the number of normal hours worked by a full-time staff member.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability

Geocode containment indicator

430388 | Property
An indicator of whether the code representing the location of an object is completely enclosed within an area.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Geocode feature

430309 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A physical or virtual reference for the geocode.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Geocode geographic datum

430316 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reference model of the earth's surface used in the measurement of the geocode position of an object or location.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Geocode height

430479 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The height of a point on the earth above or below a specified reference vertical datum.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Geocode latitude

430352 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The angular distance of a point on the earth north or south of the equator measured along a meridian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Geocode longitude

430459 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The angular distance of a point on earth east or west of the Greenwich Meridian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Geocode positional uncertainty

430486 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The horizontal uncertainty of the coordinates representing the location/position of an object.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Geocode vertical datum

430331 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reference datum of the height above sea level used in the measurement of the geocode position of an object or location.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Geographic location

269234 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of physical location.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Disability, Tasmanian Health
Retired: Housing assistance

Given name

269222 | Property
A designation for an individual within the family group or by which the individual is socially identified.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Given name sequence number

287587 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An order of given name or initials.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Government funding identifier

269238 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Gross income

269270 | Property
The total income before business and tax deductions are accounted for.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability

Highest year of school completed

375992 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The highest level of schooling completed.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Identifier

323304 | Property
A sequence of characters which uniquely identifies an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, WA Health, Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Identifier status

466243 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The status of a piece of information that is used to establish the identity of an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Indigenous status

269161 | Property
An indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Informal carer existence indicator

313244 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether or not an informal carer exists.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Injecting drug use status

269129 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of the administration of psychoactive substances by injection.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

International country code

433923 | Property
A one-to-five digit number that identifies an international region for telephone service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Interpreter service required status

269289 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of a need for a translation service.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability
Retired: Housing assistance

Investigation outcome

316556 | Property
The conclusion of an investigation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health

Labour force status

269067 | Property
An indicator of participation in paid employment or economic inactivity.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Letters of family name

349486 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a family name (surname).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Letters of given and family name

411355 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a person's given and family name.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health

Letters of given name

314125 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a person's first name.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Level number

429053 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number used to distinguish the floor or level of a multi-storey building/sub-complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Level of difficulty with activities in a life area

320312 | Property
An expression of the ease of which tasks and actions in a life area are performed.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Level of highest non-school qualification

398736 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The highest level of post-secondary school education attained.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Level of satisfaction with participation in a life area

324441 | Property
The level of satisfaction with participation in a life area, in relation to current life goals.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Linkage key

349889 | Property
A key that enables the bringing together of two or more things.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability

Living arrangement

269314 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An arrangement of living alone or with others.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Location descriptor

430298 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of the position of a particular location relative to another physical site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Location of impairment of body structure

320262 | Property
The site where a specified body structure differs from the accepted population standard.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Lot number

429529 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number given to a property for subdivision administration purposes prior to road numbering.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Main language other than English spoken at home

269176 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The primary language spoken at home, excluding English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Marital status

269101 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of involvement in a couple relationship or marriage.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Medication for mental health disorder indicator

376077 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of the current use of a legally prescribed medication for a mental health disorder, including drug and alcohol abuse.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Mental health disorder indicator

358778 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health nurse has reported the existence of a mental health disorder (including drug and alcohol abuse).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Method of drug use

269130 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The manner in which a psychoactive substance is administered.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Mother's original family name

269229 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The family name of an individual's mother before the mother's first marriage.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Name suffix

269224 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An additional term following a name.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Name suffix sequence number

288187 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An order of additional terms at the conclusion of a name.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Name title

269225 | Property
An honorific form of address commencing a name.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Name title sequence number

288244 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The numeric order of an honorific form of address commencing a name.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Name type

269227 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the class of name.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability

Name usage type start date

453777 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a descriptor of the usage of a family name and/or given name was first applicable.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Nature of impairment of body structure

320276 | Property
The qualitative or quantitative change to the characteristics of a specified body structure compared with accepted population standards.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Need for assistance with activities in a life area

324428 | Property
The need for personal assistance and/or supervision to perform tasks and actions in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Non-Australian state/province

288616 | Property | Standards Australia
The designation applied to an internal, political or geographic division of a country other than Australia that is officially recognised by that country.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Non-school qualification indicator

398672 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a post-secondary education qualification has been attained.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Number of clients

321265 | Property
The number of people who are clients in receipt of care or services.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

Number of service operation days

269309 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A count of days during a specified period that a service provider is open to provide services.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

Number of service operation hours

269310 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A count of hours during a specified period a service provider is open to provide services.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

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