Object identifier registration (OID) policy


Final | February 2017 | v3.0.0 | PUBLIC | QGCIO


This QGEA policy states the Queensland Government’s direction in regards to object identifiers (OID).

OIDs are a form of worldwide unambiguous identification based on a hierarchical tree structure and independent hierarchical registration authorities.

Policy statement

To ensure compliance with Australian and International Standards, the Queensland Government will adopt the use of a standard OID schema and OID governance framework.

Policy benefits

This policy will assist government to move towards becoming a single enterprise through:

  • improved opportunities for interoperability
  • reducing the risk of incompatibilities for cross agency services that employ OIDs.


It applies to all Queensland Government departments

Policy requirements

Policy requirement 1: Departments must adhere to the Object identifier standard

Agencies must follow the QGEA standard on object identifiers whenever they deploy services that employ OIDs, unless otherwise approved by the Queensland Government Chief Information Office (QGCIO).

Issue and review

Version: v3.0.0
Issue date: 1 February 2017
Next review date: February 2019

This QGEA policy is published within the QGEA which is administered by the QGCIO. It was developed by the QGCIO and approved by the Queensland Government Chief Information Officer.


This policy comes into effect from the issue date.

Implementation of all requirements must be completed by the issue date.

Last Reviewed: 01 February 2017



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