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What is GovTEAMS?

GovTEAMS is a modern digital collaboration service that allows government to connect, share and work together across organisational boundaries. 

It provides the tools to empower government employees to collaborate and transform the way they work. This way of working together can help drive public sector productivity and improve service delivery to citizens.

It provides a single point for government employees and their industry partners to collaborate and build secure networks, allowing them to:

  • Connect through instant chat, video and online meetings
  • Share and co-author documents on the go
  • Create and discover other communities
  • Build profiles to personalise your experience

GovTEAMS uses leading edge collaborative technology and is secure to Unclassified DLM. It is a Software-as-a-Service solution in the public cloud, using Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 technology. It is managed by the Department of Finance.

Who is it for?

Full Access Member - Commonwealth Government employees with an active and accessible Commonwealth Government email address.

Only Members can own or administer a community and invite Guests to a community.

Guest - A Guest is invited by a Member to a GovTEAMS community and can be from:

  • Local, state and territory government
  • Government Business Enterprises
  • Private Sector

Guests can only access information in the communities they have been invited to join.

You can check if you are eligible to join GovTEAMS here.

Why was GovTEAMS created?

  1. To replace the ageing GovDEX platform, which launched in 2006 as a file and document sharing service.

  2. The experience of corporate technology today is often poor. For many employees going to work is likely to mean a step-down in functionality. GovTEAMS was created to empower employees with the right tools to connect, share and work together.

  3. This way of working together can help drive public sector productivity and improve service delivery to citizens.

  4. Meet public service demand for a more robust and modern digital collaboration tool