Cloud Computing


The Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy Version 3.0 October 2014 (the Policy) supersedes all previous versions of the Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy. The Policy is mandatory for non-corporate commonwealth entities subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), and reflects The Coalition’s Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy to accelerate the adoption of cloud services.


Resource Management Guide

The Department of Finance has released Resource Management Guide 406 Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy to support the implementation of the Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy. Non-corporate commonwealth entities are required to use cloud services for new ICT services and when replacing any existing ICT services, whenever those cloud services are fit for purpose; offer the best value for money; and provide adequate management of risk to information and ICT assets.

A Guide to Implementing Cloud Services

Privacy and Cloud Computing for Australian Government Agencies

Please refer to the OAIC website for the latest resources to assist agencies with changes to the Privacy Act.

Negotiating the Cloud – Legal Issues in Cloud Computing Agreements

Financial Considerations for Government use of Cloud Computing

Community Cloud Governance – Better Practice Guide

Cloud Computing Security Considerations

Records Management in the Cloud

Community of Interest

The Cloud Information Community (CLIC) has been established to facilitate the sharing of knowledge in the adoption and management of cloud services in the public sector and is open to federal, state and local government participants. Please send a request to join to

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Last updated: 02 March 2016