AusCERT - Australian Computer Emergency Response Team - Queensland

Service summary

AusCERT provides this service to:

  • reduce the probability of intrusion and attacks;
  • to lower the risk of consequential damage; and
  • to reduce direct security costs.

AusCERT also provides advanced security training and runs the largest IT security conference in Australia.

Started in 1992 as a community service for network users, the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) is now the premier computer and network incident and security response team in the Asia Pacific region and is the national CERT for Australia.


  • provides a trusted, confidential, and independent source of information about computer and network security, which assists organisations to defend against, and respond to, attacks by hackers and criminals;
  • is a single point of contact - a clearing house - on computer and network security, operating 24 hours a day to provide a worldwide focal point for the region;
  • co-operates and liaises with the foremost computer security teams around the world to provide global coverage of computer and network vulnerabilities, intruder attacks and protective remedies;
  • provides advanced IT security training; and
  • runs the largest IT security conference in Australia.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Definition of terms


Australian Computer Emergency Response Team.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply to access this service. AusCERT's services and expertise are available to organisations and their departments throughout the Asia Pacific region.


Fees do apply to access this service. AusCERT offers services on a subscription and fee-for-service basis.

Subscription services include:

  • security alerts
  • 24 hour security
  • security awareness programs
  • international security information archive
  • referral to reporting and law-enforcement organisations
  • training and education.

Additional consultancy advice is available on a fee-for-service basis.

Administering agency

University of Queensland
Information Technology Services (ITS)

Contact details

University of Queensland
Information Technology Services (ITS)

Operating address:
Prentice Building, The University of Queensland
St Lucia
Queensland 4072


07 3365 4417


07 3365 7031


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