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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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  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.

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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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Dwelling file cluster (Indigenous community housing)

498635 | Data Set Specification
Indigenous community housing (ICH) for the purpose of this collection includes dwellings: managed by Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHOs) who received funding both in the current and/or previous financial years; and targeted to Indigenous people. A principle of the ICHO must be to provide medium- to long-term housing tenure to tenants. This collection excludes dwellings managed under: mainstream community housing (i.e. not managed by an ICHO) public rental housing state owned ...
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Household file cluster (Indigenous community housing)

480535 | Data Set Specification
The Household file cluster collects household demographic information and relevant information to link the household to a dwelling and service provider organisation. The household file information is recorded for all occupants of the dwelling. Indigenous community housing (ICH) collection households, include those living in dwellings: managed by Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHO) who received funding both in the current and/or previous financial years; and targeted to Indigenous...
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Indigenous community housing DSS 2011-12

480513 | Data Set Specification
Indigenous community housing (ICH) for the purpose of this collection includes dwellings: managed by Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHO) who received funding both in the current and/or previous financial years targeted to Indigenous people. A principle of the ICHO must be to provide medium- to long-term housing tenure to tenants. This collection excludes dwellings managed under: mainstream community housing (i.e. not managed by an ICHO) public rental housing sta...
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Indigenous community housing dwelling address details cluster

498022 | Data Set Specification
The Indigenous community housing address details cluster is used to collect information pertaining to the address of dwellings included in the Indigenous Community Housing DSS. The fields to be reported for address are: Address—road number 1, road number X[6] Address—road number 2, road number X[6] Address—road name, text X[45] Address—road type, code AA[AA] Address—lot number, identifier X[XXXXX] Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[46] Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode d...
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Indigenous community housing dwelling occupancy status cluster

494607 | Data Set Specification
In the Indigenous Community Housing collection this item is used to measure the number of dwellings that are currently occupied, available to be tenanted and those in need of maintenance or repairs.
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Organisation file cluster (Indigenous community housing)

498620 | Data Set Specification
This cluster collects information about service provider organisations that manage Indigenous community housing (ICH) dwellings. Dwellings in the collection include those: managed by Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHOs) who received funding both in the current and/or previous financial years targeted to Indigenous people. A principle of the ICHO must be to provide medium-term to long-term housing tenure to tenants. This collection excludes dwellings managed under: mainstream com...
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Relationship in household cluster (Indigenous community housing)

491674 | Data Set Specification
The purpose of the cluster is to determine relationships of household members, to other household members. Two indicators collect information on whether a household member is: in a couple relationship with another household member single/not in a couple relationship with another household member a child residing in the household. This information is used in conjunction with other data items to determine whether overcrowding is present in the household, under the Canadian National Occupancy S...
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Specialist Homelessness Services accommodation type and start/end date cluster

508932 | Data Set Specification
The Specialist Homelessness Services accommodation type and start/end date cluster captures information on the accommodation provided to a client during a collection month. The cluster collects: the type of accommodation (e.g. short term/emergency, medium term/transitional, or long term) the client was provided the date the accommodation period commenced (record the date in the format DDMMYYYY) the date the accommodation period ceased (record the date in the format DDMMYYYY). Table 1: Accomm...
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Housing assistance

Specialist Homelessness Services activity cluster

508815 | Data Set Specification
The Specialist Homelessness Services activity cluster (the service activity type cluster) captures information on the assessed need for service activities for a client in a Specialist Homelessness Agency setting. Specifically it details the types of service activities, and whether they have been assessed as a requirement for a client, provided to a client, or the client has been referred to another agency in order to receive those services.
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Housing assistance

Specialist Homelessness Services disability flag cluster

509290 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
In the Specialist Homeless Services NMDS, these data elements are used together to assess the functional status of a person across a range of life areas. The cluster combines the two data elements: Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag homelessness code N and Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag homelessness code N, to complete the following matrix: Always/ sometimes need help and/or supervision Have difficulty, but don't need...
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Housing assistance

Specialist Homelessness Services financial assistance type and amount cluster

508949 | Data Set Specification
This cluster captures the financial assistance type(s) and amount(s) received by clients during a reporting period. It specifically relates to assistance provided by the specialist homelessness agency and not assistance provided by any other source. Financial assistance type Total amount (Dollars) Payment for short term or emergency accommodation $ Payment for establishing/ maintaining a tenancy $ Payment for training/ education/ employment $ Payment for accessing external spec...
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Housing assistance

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2011-12

480485 | Data Set Specification
The purpose of the State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) data set specification is to describe information about tenants in SOMIH dwellings covered by the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). Included are households residing in SOMIH dwellings where the dwelling is either: owned by the housing authorityleased from the private sector or other housing program areas and used for provision of public rental housing SOMIH dwellings leased to other program areas such as community...
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Indigenous

Statistical linkage key 581 cluster

349510 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Statistical data linkage refers to the bringing together of data from different sources to gain a greater understanding of a situation or individual from the combined (or linked) dataset. This facilitates a better understanding of the patterns of service use by groups of clients for research, statistical or policy analysis, planning and evaluation purposes. Its form is: XXXXXDDMMYYYYN The sequence in which the linkage key is completed is as follows: Family name (the first 3 Xs) Given name (the 4...
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

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