Create your account

This field is mandatory. I understand and accept that any CC-BY-NC licensed records must not be used for commercial purposes without the permission of the data provider and all data providers will be acknowledged as required.

To create your new account, fill in the fields opposite and click "Create".

In the Primary and Secondary Usage fields you can enter your own text to describe your intended usage of the site. Examples include: "Amateur naturalist", "Photographer", "Ecologist".

For the Atlas' policy on the collection and use of personal information see our Privacy Policy.

Your email address will be your NBN Atlas account login. An "account activation" link will be emailed to the address provided. You need click this link, in order to complete the registration process. Note, you may need to check your spam/junk mail folder, as activation emails sometimes get caught by mail filters.

Commercial use is

Any use which is primarily intended or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation (this includes cost recovery) e.g.

  • Any part of the process directed at gaining planning consent, land or infrastructure development including background research and report writing
  • Use on a third-party data aggregation website or app, even if that website or app is not in itself commercial

Indirect use of the data in order to create some other product (e.g. including the data in a wider report on other matters) for commercial gain is still regarded as commercial use of the original data.

Using information gained by viewing data on the NBN Atlas for commercial purposes is a breach of the CC-BY-NC licence, i.e. data does not have to have been downloaded for the licence conditions to apply. Breach of the licence conditions may result in you being issued with a fixed charge notice.

For further information, please see Guidance for using data.