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.

Unless otherwise noted, all regular Scheduled Maintenance windows begin at 6:00pm and conclude the following day at 8:00am. If there are any exceptions to these times they will be communicated prior to the date.

Times are presented in AEST/AEDT.

These dates have been discussed with all relevant parties.


  • Disaster Recovery (DR): DR exercises are essential for risk mitigation and ensure our IT infrastructure and processes will remain operational in the event of a disaster.
  • Security Patching: Every Thursday from 5:00am-7:00am Security Patching of core infrastructure will be conducted. There may be short outages to systems during this window.

Approved 2019 dates

Autumn session 2019

Saturday 9 March  
Friday 15 - Saturday 16 March  
Saturday 23 March  
Saturday 6 April


Saturday 13 April


Saturday 4 May


Saturday 18 May

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates during scheduled maintenance, commencing 6pm Saturday until 8am Sunday.

There will be intermittent outages to most services.

Saturday 25 May  
Saturday 13 July  
Saturday 20 July  

Spring session 2019

Saturday 10 August  
Saturday 7 September  
Saturday 21 September  
Saturday 12 October  
Saturday 26 October  

Summer session 2019/2020

TBC Friday 29 - Saturday 30 November Moodle annual upgrade
Saturday 7 December  
Saturday 11 January  
Saturday 1 February  

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