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 the IMTS Service Desk on ext 3000.

Approved 2018 dates

Summer Session 2018/2019
Date Maintenance
Saturday, 1 December
Friday, 7–Saturday, 8 December
Saturday, 15 December
Saturday, 5 January 2019
Saturday, 12 January 2019
Saturday, 2 February 2019 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.
Last reviewed: 14 January, 2019