Digital Twin

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Our team builds large-scale virtual models of urban infrastructure for industry and government clients.

Access Digital Twin

Digital twins are virtual environments that depict and analyse real-world scenarios. They can be used to make better predictive decisions in industries from urban planning to healthcare.

Based within the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA), the University of Melbourne’s Digital Twin platform is used to develop leading-edge digital urban infrastructure solutions with industry and government partners.

Our in-house design and development team has the technical expertise and resources to rapidly implement quality digital twin solutions.

We can:

  • Build collaborative, interactive 3D, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality visualisations that incorporate 2D, 3D, and 4D (time) data and services
  • Create a multi-disciplinary environment for different stakeholders, so you can simulate new workflows and explore potential business cases
  • Use sophisticated customer validation methods to develop Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) to ensure these are fit-for-purpose.

We’ve worked with wide range of government and industry clients. For example, we collaborated with engineering firm ARUP to develop the PedDesign tool to help understand how infrastructure design and layout can impact people’s movement and predict the risks of virus transmission.

We also partnered with the Victorian Government on a Digital Twin Projectof Fishermans Bend, which involved creating 3D models of physical assets at the urban renewal precinct, including precise location, design and conditions.


Our expertise covers:

  • Spatially enabled Digital Twin System Architecture Development
  • 3D data conversion and georeferencing
  • 3D Cadastre implementation and enrichment
  • Customised urban analytics applications
  • IoT sensor network integration and visualisation
  • Remote sensing data analytics
  • Customised scenario builders for real-time simulations
  • Integrating with third party tools and models
  • Plugin capability for research and development community
  • Deriving and monitoring sustainable development goals (SDGs) in state and local levels
  • Professional and executive Digital Twin training.

User information

We collaborate with government and industry partners to translate research problems into applied research and develop proof-of-concepts for testing new ideas.

The CSDILA Digital Twin platform is designed in response to requirements for finding, accessing, aggregating, and visualising datasets hosted in disparate databases across state and local governments and other data custodians. To facilitate seamless integration of data and technology components, we adopt the open standards.

To access the Digital Twin service, please visit the platform here or contact us via the details below.

Other platforms

The platform can be used in conjunction with:

  • Other spatially enabled digital twins
  • Third party tools such as flood modelling, and traffic simulation
  • AR / VR / MR visualisation tools

Contact us

Make an enquiry


Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration
Department of Infrastructure Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia



Level 6, Melbourne Connect
700 Swanston St
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia

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Centre Director

Professor Abbas Rajabifard
Telephone: +61 3 8344 0234


Siobhan Thomas
Administrative Assistant

More information on this platform can be found on the Research Gateway, which is available to all University of Melbourne academic and honorary staff, graduate researchers and professional staff.  Please note, to access the Research Gateway, you will need to login with your University of Melbourne username and password.