Scheduled Maintenance

IT Scheduled Maintenance

The goal of Scheduled Maintenance is to maintain central IT facilities on a regular basis while minimising interruption to normal business functions, and also considering vital operations in the University calendar such as enrolments, teaching, examinations and graduation. The majority of these dates fall upon weekends.

These dates have been discussed with all relevant parties.

Approved 2016 dates

Times are presented in AEST / AEDT.

Start Date and Time Finish Date and Time Notes


9th January 5pm 10th January 10am T&L Services Available
23rd January 6pm 24th January 8am  


13th February 5pm 14th February 10am T&L Services Available
20th February 5pm 21st February 10am  
22nd February 13th March CHANGE FREEZE - Start of Session (UOW Autumn, UOWC)


19th March 6pm 20th March 8am March Scheduled Maintenance (T&L Services will be available until midnight)


2nd April 6pm 3rd April 8am April Scheduled Maintenance
23rd April 29th April CHANGE FREEZE - Graduation (UOW), Exams (SBS)


14th May 6pm 15th May 8am May Scheduled Maintenance
16th May 22nd May CHANGE FREEZE - Start of Session (SBS), Exams (UOWD)
28th May 3rd June CHANGE FREEZE - Exams (GSM)


11th June 24th June CHANGE FREEZE - Exams (UOW Autumn, GSM)
25th June 6pm 26th June 9am June Scheduled Maintenance


2nd July 8th July CHANGE FREEZE - Start of Session (GSM)
16th July 6pm 17th July 8am July Scheduled Maintenance - DR Exercise 1
18th July 5th August CHANGE FREEZE - Start of Session (UOW Spring, GSM), Exams (SBS, UOWD)


20th August 6pm 21st August 8am August Scheduled Maintenance
22nd August 26th August CHANGE FREEZE - Start of Session (SBS)


3rd September 6pm 4th September 8am September Scheduled Maintenance


1st October 6pm 2nd October 8am October (1st) Scheduled Maintenance
8th October 6pm 9th October 8am October (2nd) Scheduled Maintenance
29th October 18th November CHANGE FREEZE - Graduation (UOW), Exams


25th November 27th November November Scheduled Maintenance - Moodle
28th November 2nd December CHANGE FREEZE - Start of Session (UOW Summer, SBS)


3rd December 12pm 4th December 8am December Scheduled Maintenance - DR Exercise 2
10th December 6pm 11th December 8am December Scheduled Maintenance
12th December 16th December CHANGE FREEZE - Graduation (UOW)

JAN-FEB 2017

21st January 6pm 22nd January 8am January Scheduled Maintenance - TBC
4th February 10th February CHANGE FREEZE - Exams (UOW Summer)
11th February 6pm 12th February 8am February Scheduled Maintenance - TBC


  • Security Patching - Every Thursday from 5am-7am Security Patching of core infrastructure will be conducted. There may be short outages to systems during this window.
  • Maintenance Window - A maintenance window is a period of time allocated for system maintenance. During these windows, all services may experience intermittent interruptions. Whilst maintenance windows generally begin at 6pm, operational business requirements after this time will be taken into consideration. (e.g.Library Services)
  • "Change Freeze" means changes to student-focussed systems will be avoided, to minimise risk during peak periods (i.e. enrolments, orientation and 1st week of session).
  • "T&L Services available" means that student-focussed, teaching & learning systems and core IT services in teaching & learning locations will not be impacted by any IT maintenance.
  • We would appreciate any feedback about other areas where critical activities have a dependency on IT services.

For more information on these scheduled maintenance activities, contact IMTS on ext 3775.

Last reviewed: 23 November, 2016