GovLink (formerly FedLink)

GovLink is a cost-effective solution to enable secure communication between Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth entities across public infrastructure. During 2017/18, entities will transition from FedLink to the newly improved GovLink service.


GovLink provides secure, encrypted and trusted communication across the internet. This allows the Commonwealth and State and Territory Government jurisdictions to transmit and receive information up to the security classification of PROTECTED.

Following an open tender procurement, Finance has appointed Verizon Australia Pty Ltd to build, maintain and support GovLink for an initial period of four years with potential extensions, at Finance’s discretion, to a maximum term of 10 years.

On 15 April 2004, the Australian Government directed all Financial Management and Accountability (FMA) agencies to protect their data transmissions by using FedLink or an equivalent protection system.

GovLink uses authenticated, encrypted links between participating entities to create a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) across the internet. An accredited certificate authority provides digital certificates and the public key infrastructure necessary for a scalable and manageable VPN. GovLink is designed to allow government entities to securely share information conveniently and cost effectively.


For more information, support and advice contact the Client Service Centre
Phone: (02) 6215 1800


Agencies already connected to GovLink will be able to access the new site directly.
Please note, the FedLink is only accessible to agencies that are already connected to FedLink.

Last updated: 08 November 2017