Hosting Certification Framework Consultation: Service Provider
Date published: 19 Jan 2023

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is consulting with industry and government stakeholders to inform the next iteration of the Hosting Certification Framework (HCF).

Under the HCF, the DTA assesses and certifies providers to ensure the appropriate level of privacy, sovereignty, and security controls are in place to protect Australian Government data that is sensitive or classified up to the 'Protected' level.

The DTA is consulting on the reform of the policy - originally released on 5 March 2021 - to incorporate feedback from stakeholders on improvements and to examine the feasibility of expanding the scope of the HCF. 

Consultation activities
Consultation activities are expected to run until April 2023. These activities will include a variety of in-person and digital deep dive sessions, surveys, concept testing and consultation papers. For more information on the HCF, please visit

To register your interest in participating in the consultation activities, highlight an area of focus, or put forward a suggestion, please email

  • Open -

    The survey opens at 9:00am (AEDT) on Thursday 19 January 2023.

  • Close -

    The survey closes at 5:00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 15 March 2023. 

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