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Type of site
OwnerAustralian Government
Created byDepartment of Finance (Australia)
CommercialNo[1] is an Australian public sector website, created by the Government of Australia to provide a single entry point to government in Australia. It is owned and managed by the Department of Finance, and links to information and services from around 900 Australian Government websites, as well as selected State and Territory government resources. The site indexes over four million pages from Australian Federal, State and Territory governments, using both metadata and full text indexes.

As of November 2014 the website received two million visitors each month,[2] and was linked to by over 12,000 web pages.[citation needed]

History[edit] was first launched in May 1998, providing access to all Australian Government information on the web through search, subject trees and indexes. was launched in February 2002 as the entry point to the Australian Government customer and subject portals. The Australian Government Portals Framework underpinned the site.

There was no clear distinction between and To avoid confusion, in 2004 a new entry point was created by combining the two web sites. The new site continued to use the name


Links to Australian Government Initiatives are featured prominently on the front page of

The search function enables users to perform full-text searches of approximately 4 million resources from over 900 Australian government web sites, plus government publications held in Australian Libraries.

Users are able to browse for information and services by audience, (e.g. Australians Travelling; Businesses; Migrants; etc.) and by subject, (e.g. Public Holidays, Pensions etc.).

Users can find specific Australian Government agency web sites using an A-Z list of Government sites or search using keywords to locate a link to the web site they are looking for. The Directories section also provides links to Parliamentary and Executive contacts and to the Government Online Directory, which allows users to search or browse for Australian Government organisations, structure and key people.

The Government Media Release Service is a subscription based daily notification of current Australian Government media releases. This also includes an index and search function for all Australian Government media pages included in the service.

Government quick links provides links to Australian Government online resources such as the Department of Human Services, Australian Taxation Office, Bureau of Meteorology and websites.

State and territory government sections include links to State, Territory and Local government entry points.


In March 2006, was awarded "Best Government Site" by Australian NetGuide.[3]


  1. ^ Retrieved 2019-02-19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Fran Foo (11 November 2014). "Drupal saves govt costs, time". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Online entry point a winner". PSnews. March 21, 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2014.

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