Hosting Certification website simplifies data protection process

23 November 2021

Service Providers and government customers can find support on the processes needed to secure high-value government data, through the new dedicated Hosting Certification Framework website.


The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has launched a dedicated Hosting Certification Framework website to support the Australian Government’s commitment to data security.

Under the Framework, all high-value government data, whole-of-government systems and systems rated at the classification level of PROTECTED should be hosted within certified data centre facilities and by Certified Service Providers by 30 June 2022.

The website also helps Service Providers by clearly outlining and simplifying the Hosting Certification application and maintenance processes.  

For the first time, Service Providers can easily access all relevant information and policies that guide the Framework and register for Certification online.

The website lists all Certified Providers under the Framework and helps connect them with government customers.

Further information

Find out more about the Hosting Certification Framework and registration process at

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