Starting in 2021 and conducted over three years, the Digital Twin Victoria (DTV) LiDAR project is the largest LiDAR survey undertaken in the state’s history. The DTV LiDAR project was primarily conducted to improve the quality and extent of terrain surface data available for Victoria but continues to be used to support an increasing range of use cases.

The project expands on existing LiDAR coverage to represent 99% of Victoria’s population and over 95% of buildings in the state by high accuracy terrain and point cloud data. On completion, the project will have added nearly 60,000 km2 of new LiDAR data.

Extent: >60,000 km2
Point density: Ranging between 8 and 16 points/m2 (first returns)
Colourised: RGB or RGBI
Coordinate reference system: GDA2020 MGA 54/55, AHD
Point cloud: LAZ 1.4, ICSM level 2
Elevation products and resolution: DEM 1 m, DHM 1 m, DSM 1 m
Vertical accuracy: 10 cm (RMSE)

Availability: Licensed via

Partner Agencies: Digital Twin Victoria (DTV) and the Coordinated Imagery Program (CIP), Department of Transport and Planning (DTP).

View elevation glossary (DOCX, 140.1 KB).

A screen capture of the web browser preview of DTV LiDAR data. A menu on the left hand side shows options to customise the data. The main screen shows terrain in shades of orange, vegetation in green and buildings in red.
A visual of the Digital Twin Victoria LiDAR sample data available for download or preview via web browser.

Page last updated: 12/10/23