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 2018 dates

Autumn Session 2018
Date Maintenance
Saturday, 3 March
Saturday, 17 March
Saturday, 24 March 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, 7 April
Saturday, 28 April
Saturday, 5 May
Saturday, 12 May
Saturday, 7 July
Spring Session 2018
Date Maintenance
Saturday, 11 August
Saturday, 25 August
Saturday, 1 September
Saturday, 6 October
Saturday, 13 October
Summer Session 2018/2019
Date Maintenance
Saturday, 1 December  
Friday, 7–Saturday, 8 December Moodle upgrade: scheduled to commence in the evening of Friday 7/12/2018 and to complete by mid-day of Saturday 8/12/2018.
Saturday, 15 December  
Saturday, 12 January 2019  
Saturday, 2 February 2019  
Last reviewed: 19 March, 2018