LiDAR Data

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is an increasingly popular remote sensing technology that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser (typically from an aircraft) to measure 'ranges', thereby enabling the accurate calculation of distances and elevations in a 3D environment.

As the State's custodian of elevation data, Landgate is making its existing LiDAR data archive (and future acquisitions) available for use by state & local governments and the commercial sector. Our repository comprises of acquisitions since 2017, captured over specific areas of the state in support of various state-based initiatives and at various resolutions.

There are two types of LiDAR - topographic and bathymetric (seabed). The Landgate offerings are topographic only and are available as either Raw or Classified. In some instances, derived DEMs or contours are also available.

Raw – unprocessed point cloud

Classified* – processed to differentiate between ground and non-ground features only

Derived DEM* – 1m postings

Contours* - 0.5m interval

*where available

Landgate’s raw LiDAR data can be used in:

  • Land management (rehabilitation, benchmarking, erosion)
  • Hazard management (landslides, earthquakes, floods, fires)
  • Examining both natural and manmade environments
  • Forestry (deforestation) and agriculture management
  • Mining
  • Creating digital twins
  • Asset management (eg infrastructure corridor)
  • Creating hi-res DEMs


An indicative extent is shown below:

Now available: 2022 Perth Metro LiDAR. Further information available on Data WA

Map of LiDAR areas

An alternate interactive coverage index is available in Locate.

How to find index in locate

The LiDAR index is also available as either a webservice or Data Download from DataWA.

Sample data

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Supply Format

LiDAR data is supplier in LAS (LASer) format.  It is an open, binary format and regarded as the industry standard.

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The quickest and easiest way to purchase data is to fill out and return a completed request form by clicking the order now button below. We will provide you with a quote before we extract and deliver the data.

Digital data extracts are subject to extraction and provision costs. LiDAR extraction costs can vary based on factors such as extent and complexity.

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All prices are per sqkm including GST.


Up to 10km2

10 to 25km2

25 to 100km2

X >100km2






Add classification*
(per sqkm)





Add derived DEM*
(per sqkm)





Add derived contours*
(per sqkm)





Price for all outputs*
(per sqkm)





*where available

Where the value-added derivatives (eg DEMs) do not exist over your specific area of interest, a processing charge will apply.

We have a series of standard licences covering the supply of Landgate data for use within a customer's business and for those wishing to operate as a commercial partner. Descriptions and samples of our licences are available.

This page was last updated on: 14 Feb 2023