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.

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

Approved 2017 dates

Summer Session 2017
Date Maintenance
Wednesday, 29 November - Thursday, 30 November Moodle Outage: 7:00pm (Wed)–4:00pm (Thurs)
Details of the changes can be found in the Moodle 3.3 upgrade article.
Saturday, 2 December Disaster Recovery Exercise
All services may be impacted. More details will be provided closer to the day.
Saturday, 16 December  
Saturday, 13 January 2018  
Saturday, 27 January 2018  


Last reviewed: 6 November, 2017