GovLink (formerly FedLink)

GovLink is a cost-effective solution for enabling secure communications between Australian Government entities across public infrastructure. During 2017, entities will transition from FedLink to the newly improved GovLink service.

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


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.

The Email Protective Marking Standard Implementation Guide for the Australian Government (Version 2012-1 May 2012) has been developed to assist entities in implementing email protective markings in accordance with requirements of the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) released by the Attorney General's Department on 8 June 2011.

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

Connecting to GovLink

Entities wishing to join the GovLink network should firstly obtain and complete the application pack by emailing

Useful Links

Contact details


Phone: [+61] 02 6215 1800

Telecommunication services provided by GNS are in accordance with procurement requirements under the Internet Based Network Connection (IBNC) Services Panel as part of the framework for the Australian Government Telecommunications Arrangements.

Last updated: 16 May 2017