GovTEAMS OFFICIAL Membership Types
|Type||Who is it for?||Allocated an Office 365 licence|
|Full Access Member||Suitable for APS employees*||✔️|
|Partner Membership||Suitable for external stakeholders working with government who require full access||✔️|
|Guest Membership||Suitable for external stakeholders working with government who require limited access||❌|
*If you’re a contractor with an Australian Public Service email address you can also register as a full access member.
State government employees are able to apply for a State Owner Membership, which is similar to a Full Access Membership.
Comparing membership types
|Function||Full Access Member (APS)||Partner||Guest|
|Self Register for GovTEAMS||✔️||On request and must satisfy the approval process||Must be invited by a Full Access Member|
|Account type identification||No suffix||(Partner) suffix||(Guest) suffix|
|Create a Private/Hidden Community||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Create and Facilitate a Meeting||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Create a Chat||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Access to the Teams Calendar||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Community Owner Role||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Post/Reply in a Community||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Post/Reply in a Chat||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Upload a file to a Chat||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Upload a file to a Community||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Manage a Chat Membership||✔️||✔️||Limited|
|GovTEAMS Profile Edit||✔️||Limited||Limited|
|Co-Edit/Edit a file in a Chat||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Co-Edit/Edit a file in a Community||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Add/Manage Channels in a Community||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Add/Manage Private Channels in a Community||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Creately - Create and manage workspaces||✔️||✔️||Participate only|
|Full SharePoint Access||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Create Open Communities||✔️||By approval||❌|
|Search in Teams||✔️||✔️||Limited|
Your role determines your access and responsibilities within a particular community.
- Owners create and maintain GovTEAMS OFFICIAL communities. They can invite or remove members, set community permissions and moderate content. Only full access members can become owners of a community.
- Members participate in GovTEAMS OFFICIAL communities. Depending on the permissions set by community owners, members can post in a channel, edit documents and join an online meeting. Full access members or guests can participate as members of a community.