Cloud.gov.au was a secure cloud-based platform for hosting website applications. It helped government agencies build digital services quickly in a time when adopting cloud services was new to many agencies.
Cloud.gov.au is being decommissioned
From 1 July 2021 the cloud.gov.au platform is retiring and will no longer provide Whole-of-Government hosting services.
With the recent return to Prime Minister and Cabinet’s portfolio in May 2021, the DTA’s priorities have shifted in its efforts to support digital transformation. This change provided the opportunity to reassess the DTA’s existing digital products, including cloud.gov.au, as government awareness and needs surrounding cloud has since evolved.
Cloud.gov.au was an initiative created at a time when government was new to cloud hosting services. It was built to encourage government agencies to adopt a cloud-first approach. While in operation, cloud.gov.au provided the infrastructure, monitoring, and delivery tools for teams in government to release and operate user facing web applications more easily.
Services currently using cloud.gov.au will either be decommissioned or migrated to new hosting arrangements by 30 September 2021. Those seeking new cloud hosting services can use the Cloud Marketplace.
The Cloud Assessment Tool is also available to help agencies self-assess if a cloud service is suitable for a specific business context.
Our support team is available to assist all users of cloud.gov.au in their migration plans. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
All data the DTA holds in relation to cloud.gov.au will be archived and retained as required as per the Archives Act 1983 (Cth).
The government’s cloud strategy
The strategy focused on preparing agencies for using cloud technology and supporting them as they started to use it.