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 - 6:00am–6:00pm
It is expected that core services such as phones, Internet, WiFi and security systems, will remain operational.

The UOW website will experience brief outages at the beginning and end of the outage while it switches between our primary and secondary sites.

All other services will be unavailable for the duration of the exercise.
Saturday, 16 December
  • IT systems will be undergoing security and application maintenance. There will be intermittent outages to most services.
  • A total outage to all services (i.e. wired and wireless network, internet connectivity, UOW web site, share drives) will occur between 8:00pm – 11:00pm on Saturday.
  • Satellite campuses will also be affected by these activities.
Saturday, 13 January 2018
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Last reviewed: 14 December, 2017