GovTEAMS PROTECTED Membership Types

  • Full access memberships are created for APS employees*. These memberships are allocated an Office 365 license, allowing them to access limited apps (see GovTEAMS PROTECTED vs GovTEAMS Official comparison chart). Full access members can discover other communities, members, as well as create new communities. All communities in GovTEAMS PROTECTED are private and will need the permission of the community owner to join the community.
  • External memberships are created for state government, local government and private sector employees and will need to be sponsored by an agency. The cost of the licence will be the same as a full access memberships. These memberships will have similar access to Full access members except for the ability to create a community or invite other members to the community. External members can only participate in (and collaborate with other members of) communities they have been invited to.

*If you’re a contractor with an Australian Public Service email address you can also register as a full access member.


Your role determines your access and responsibilities within a particular community.

  • Owners create and maintain GovTEAMS PROTECTED communities. They can invite or remove members, set community permissions and moderate content. Only full access members can become owners of a community.
  • Members can participate in GovTEAMS PROTECTED communities to which they have been invited to. Depending on the permissions set by community owners, members can post in a channel, edit documents and join an online meeting