Applicability of the QGEA

Does the QGEA apply to me?

  • All Queensland Government departments: QGEA principles, strategies, policies and information standards apply to your department
  • Other Queensland Government entities including NGOs and statutory bodies: Unless explicitly stated in Applicability of specific QGEA policies, applicability of the QGEA principles, strategies, policies and information standards are at the discretion of your Minister. To confirm QGEA applicability, you are asked to submit a formal enquiry to your Minister. Should your Minister determine that the QGEA applies to you, please contact the QGCIO by including your Minister's response to
  • For all cases where the QGEA publication does not apply to a Queensland Government entity, the QGEA provides best practice guidance.

Applicability of specific QGEA policies

Specific QGEA documents have extended applicability beyond Queensland Government departments as these documents may inherit their mandate via legislative or regulatory instruments that apply more broadly within the Queensland Government.

QGEA policiesApplicability
Information security policy (IS18:2018)Accountable officers of departments and statutory bodies as defined by the Financial and Performance Management Standard 2009 (Qld). Further information can be found on the Understanding information security policy applicability page. 
Websites policy (IS26)

This policy applies to all public-facing websites, and their associated content, established by Queensland Government agencies or that represent Queensland Government through the use of corporate branding, with the exception of websites in the domain. Websites within the domain must conform to departmental policy.

An exemption granted by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet from the Queensland Government Corporate Identity does not qualify as an exception from this policy. Queensland Government agencies must follow the QGEA exception process to be granted an exception from this policy.
Records governance policyApplies to all public authorities as defined under the Public Records Act 2002 (Qld).
Domain names policy

It applies to the whole of government, including all Queensland Government departments and agencies. This policy must also operate under policies that apply to relevant higher level domains (i.e.,, etc).

Statutory authorities and local government entities are eligible to register a domain name if they desire but are not required to do so. If they do wish to register a government domain, they are required to adhere to this policy.
Internet protocol (IP) version 4 addressing policy

This policy applies to:

  • all Queensland Government departments
  • any Government Owned Corporation or Statutory Authority connecting into the whole-of-government network.
All information standards and targets when implementing financial information management systemsAccountable officers of departments and statutory bodies as defined by the Financial and Performance Management Standard 2009 (Qld).

Last Reviewed: 19 June 2019



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