About cloud.gov.au

Cloud.gov.au is a secure cloud-based platform for hosting website applications. It helps government agencies build digital services quickly.

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What this service does

Cloud.gov.au is a secure cloud platform for government agencies.

We built and manage it because the Australian Government encourages all agencies to adopt a cloud-first approach. Using cloud.gov.au means agencies don’t have to tackle this problem themselves.

We’ve been running cloud.gov.au for more than 2 years. This means agencies can benefit from the gains in productivity we’ve built during that time. 

We continually refine features based on the feedback and needs of our delivery teams and users.

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Why use cloud.gov.au

Using cloud.gov.au helps government development and delivery teams in the following ways:

  • They can release applications far more quickly than the usual lead-times allow.

  • They don’t have to manage server infrastructure. Instead they can focus on creating products that meet their users’ needs and those of their agencies.
  • It enables them to use or experiment with a modern cloud platform without financial or time commitments.
  • They can use it to run prototypes as well as development, test or production environments for appropriate projects.
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Who can use it

Any government agency can use cloud.gov.au. 

We can set up agency teams and developers on the platform in minutes.

Get in touch if you want us to set you up on the platform.

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What this service supports

Cloud.gov.au supports running modern cloud-native applications in many common programming languages. These include python, ruby, java, nodejs, PHP and .NET.

It also supports common database platforms such as postgres and mysql.

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The government’s cloud strategy

We run cloud.gov.au as part of the Australian Government’s Secure Cloud Strategy.

The strategy focuses on preparing agencies for using cloud technology and supporting them as they start to use it.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions you can get in touch with us at support@cloud.gov.au