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Government Domain Names

Welcome to the gov.au domain administration system

This website provides information about the gov.au domain space, and links to gov.au domain registration and management services.

The gov.au domain is reserved for use by Australian, state and territory, and local government entities. More information about the gov.au domain.

Australian, state and territory Domain Providers manage gov.au domains on behalf of registrants. 

To apply for a new gov.au domain name, please submit an application form selecting the appropriate jurisdiction which will be assessed by the relevant Domain Provider.

To update an existing domain name (adding or removing name servers or amending Whois contact details), please submit the relevant service request form which will be processed by the Domain Administration Helpdesk. 

Note that domain name licences are renewed automatically and no action is required by registrants.
Find out more about renewal of domain names.