The Coordinated Imagery Program (CIP) manages the purchase of aerial imagery and elevation products across Victoria for a range of public sector organisations. CIP will be introducing changes to the aerial imagery acquisition approach from summer 2022-23.

This will be supported by a new CIP Contributor model which offers a new way of working with the CIP.

A three-year acquisition plan (PDF, 397.3 KB) has been developed to provide refreshed imagery across the state at varying levels of frequency to meet demand. This plan considers recent project history and requirements from our many partners.

Under this approach, partners and resellers will know in advance when new imagery will be delivered. The plan will also enable multi-year funding and usage strategies.

By consolidating our requests to market, we aim to improve operational efficiencies, including improving the certainty of delivery in more difficult to survey areas of the State. No part of Victoria will have imagery that is more than three years old for both rural and urban/town areas.

The new Contributor model offers several benefits:

  • value for money through a statewide collaborative approach
  • improved service delivery from suppliers
  • supports supplier investment in innovation through certainty of supply chain
  • better data quality and interoperability through consistent standards
  • clearer project timelines to support project planning and delivery
  • simplified budget planning with costs distributed over a three-year period
  • regular imagery updates across the state

A project-based procurement approach will still be available for ad-hoc needs that fall outside the three-year plan.

To learn more about the new model and purchasing aerial imagery through CIP, email the team or visit:

Page last updated: 07/10/22