Capture WA program overview

The Capture WA Program is designed to reduce duplication and maximise sharing of our location assets across the State of WA.

By planning, recording and acquiring the information through one channel we ensure the most strategic use of resources. The Program offers a whole-of-State contract to manage capture requests, be it self-funded or funded by the Program, whilst ensuring information remains within the State.

This initiative is supported by the Cabinet directive of August 2011 under the Location Information Strategy for Western Australia, which states:

"All current and planned capture proposals of location information using Government funds will be provided by public sector agencies to Landgate, in order to identify and prioritise in consultation with the relevant public sector agencies, opportunities for strategic investment in the capture of this information".

Through the program, some funds are available for the capture of critical location information assets where common needs across agencies can be identified as a priority. Data captured through Capture WA can range from:

  • aerial photography
  • topographic data
  • satellite imagery
  • bathymetry
  • infrastructure
  • 3D surveys
  • soils
  • ortho-imagery,
  • any other type of spatial data required.  

The data requested through the program provides an opportunity to drive decision making on important issues such as climate change, planning, mining and health. Pooling self funded and co-funded requests allows for more capture, sharing and reduced duplication among government organisations.


The following table shows the status of the programs:
2017 - 2018

CLOSED for program funded aerial photography requests

OPEN for all other requests

2016 - 2017

Program for funded aerial photography requests CLOSED on 30 June 2016

Requests can be entered via the online Capture WA register at any time, however due to the logistics of reviewing suppliers and getting quotes, imagery requests need to be collected and considered as a single batch each year. For information on the deadline for imagery requests, email

For more information, or to promote awareness of the Capture WA among your colleagues, please download the Capture WA brochure.

Capture WA Program Plans and Maps

View layers and show/ hide their layer contents in these interactive PDF maps.

Final Capture WA 2017 - 2018 program (PDF 588KB) shows strategic zones, revision cycle and type of imagery planned to be captured during 2017 to 2018 for metro, town sites and map sheets.

Orthophoto Mosaic Coverage Status (PDF 1.97MB) shows the status of mosaics completed in the last month as well as previous capture done pre 2011 until 2016.

Revision Cycle 30 June 2017 (PDF 2.53MB) shows the final program for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.


Capture WA FAQs

Online Capture WA Register - getting started

Orthophoto mosaic coverage status (PDF 623KB)

Capture WA brochure (PDF 315KB)

Online Capture WA register user guide (PDF 1.86MB)

Let's collaborate!

Get in touch and let's see what we can achieve