This search engine is the best way to find what you're after in METEOR, if you know what you're looking for. However, if you aren't sure what you're looking for, we suggest browsing the collection.

If you are using METEOR without an account, your search can be restricted by metadata item type, the main types of registration statuses, and by registration authority. It is also possible to search on METEOR ID number directly. You can save items of interest by adding bookmarks.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, you will have some additional options to restrict the search by. In addition to metadata item type and registration authority, you can restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, change date and workgroup. If you need access as a metadata developer and haven't done the training yet, please contact us.

When you type into the search box, you will get autocomplete suggestions. This predictive text will help you see the METEOR entries that exist for the topic you're searching on, and make your searching process faster and easier.

METEOR has a great many filters. The options directly below the search text box provide ways of limiting your search to all of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the full list), item creation dates, and item revision dates. The 'Topic' content type will search the 'non-database' pages in METEOR, and 'Help' will search all of the 'information' pop-up information boxes that are linked to each item.

  • Content Types (eg data element, glossary item, value domain, data quality statement, indicator, classification scheme)
  • Created or Revision Dates (eg Last hour, Today, This week, Last month, This year, and specific date ranges)

To search the 'non-metadata' content of the METEOR website, such as the pages explaining what metadata items are, restrict your search results to 'Topic'.

You can also sort the results of your search on a range of options:

  • Relevance
  • Most / Least recently created
  • Most / Least recently updated
  • Alphabetical order (A–Z or Z–A)

You can further narrow down your results with the results categories that appear on the left side of the screen. These are: Registration Authority Status (Standard, Incomplete, Candidate, Superseded), Registration Authorities, Content Type, Stewards, Registration Statuses, and Submitting Organisations.

The 'Clear' button resets the Search page.

If you need to get finely-tuned results, this search engine uses Lucene search syntax. You can restrict your search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm, for instance, or hide words such as 'for' from the search by using backslashes, for example: \for\. Use "quote marks" to get an exact match with a word.

You can also use asterisks * for a wildcard search, which allows the search engine to replace any content with the asterisk. The METEOR wildcard search requires a precise format. It can only be inserted inside or at the end of a word, with at least one letter next to it (but not at the front of a word). The wildcard standing in isolation will also not work. For instance, ca*e* will bring up results for 'care', 'category', 'calendar' and 'cancer', while *cer or cancer * will not bring up any results.


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Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

463806 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

287222 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Australian state/territory code N

304682 | Value Domain
The code set representing Australian states and territories.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Conditions of occupancy arrangement types code N

401699 | Value Domain
A code set representing the conditions of occupancy a person has over the dwelling they are occupying.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Country code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459969 | Value Domain
The Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC 2011) code set representing a country.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability

Facility type homelessness code N[N]

404017 | Value Domain
A code set representing types of facilities associated with a Specialist Homelessness Services.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Financial assistance type homelessness code N

401971 | Value Domain
A code set representing types of financial assistance offered by specialist homelessness agencies.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Homelessness services code N

400406 | Value Domain
A code set representing the broad nature of the service or services which may be requested of a Specialist Homelessness Agency.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Homelessness status code N

407710 | Value Domain
A code set describing homelessness status.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Labour force status code N

270700 | Value Domain
A code set representing the labour force status of a person.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Language code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460118 | Value Domain
The Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL 2011) code set representing languages.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Linkage code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN

349887 | Value Domain
A combination of the second, third and fifth alphanumeric characters of a person's family name, the second and third alphanumeric characters of a person's given name, a date in the format DDMMYYYY and a single digit number representing the sex of a person.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

Reason case management plan does not exist code N

398440 | Value Domain
A code set representing the reason why a current case management plan does not exist.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Homelessness

Residential type homelessness code N[N]

398900 | Value Domain
A code set categorising residential arrangements that relate in particular to homelessness.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Service episode end reason homelessness code N[N]

401579 | Value Domain
A code set representing the reason(s) a specialist homelessness agency service episode ended.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Sex code N

270807 | Value Domain
A code set representing the biological distinction between male, female and intersex.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Source of mental health condition code N

400135 | Value Domain
Source type about a person's mental health.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Source of referral homelessness code N[N]

401331 | Value Domain
A code set representing the source of information or referral to an Specialist Homelessness Agency.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Supported accommodation type code N

399392 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing types of supported accommodation.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Homelessness

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