Community Intent

The Protected Utility Community (the Community) is a place to connect with others who are implementing the Blueprint design, so we can work together to overcome common technical obstacles, share lessons learnt and contribute to enhancing the Blueprint.

Community and Acceptable Use Guidelines

The Community is managed by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA). We have created Community and Acceptable Use Guidelines to make sure the community remains a safe and productive place for everyone.
If you have questions or see content that you think violates these Guidelines, please email us at
Please thoroughly read the Guidelines. By contributing to the site, you are agreeing to them.

Community Code of Conduct

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we, as contributors and maintainers, pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Acceptable Use Principles

By using the Community you acknowledge that:
  • You must use the Community for its intended purposes.
    The Community is a secure online collaboration platform for government employees and invited external guests to engage in collaboration related specifically to the DTA’s Protected Utility Blueprint.
  • You must use the Community in accordance with the APS Code of Conduct.
    If you are a member of the Australian Public Service, you are bound by the APS Code of Conduct while using the community. Invited guests are also expected to act in line with the APS Code of Conduct.
  • You must not use the Community for commercial or personal interests.
    Please do not post personal information or use the Community for unsolicited approaches to government agencies.
  • You must use the Community site in accordance with Microsoft's Acceptable Use Policy.
    The Community uses Microsoft’s Office 365 as its underlying technology platform. You must understand and follow Microsoft's Acceptable Use Policy.

Account Information and Password

We ask that you keep account information secure as well as create a strong and unique password.
You can find great advice about creating strong passwords on the Australian Government’s Passwords, PINs and passphrases webpage.

Our responsibilities

The Community Moderators are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behaviour and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behaviour.
We have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, topics, threads, tags, code snippets, edits, and other contributions that are not aligned to these guidelines, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviours that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.


These guidelines do not negate any Terms or Conditions that apply to your use of any other government system.
We may occasionally revise these guidelines.
Please contact us if you have any questions, problems, or feedback regarding the use of the Community.