UQ can provide account and internet services to staff from affiliated organisations and groups. Individual staff members from approved organisations can apply for an account.

Each affiliate account includes:

  • capped internet access on UQ campuses (a monthly download quota is set by your organisation)
  • Office 365 email account with a UQ email address (e.g. name@uq.edu.au)
  • 20MB disk space
  • technical support
  • spam protection.

You can also choose to add optional services:

  • VPN (virtual private network) access
  • additional disk space.

Optional services may cost extra. Check the application form for details.

Apply for an affiliate account

There are two types of affiliate account available:

  • accounts for staff from business affiliates
  • accounts for staff from research affiliates.

If you're not sure which account you're eligible for, check with your manager or organisation.

Before you apply you need to:

  • get approval from your organisation, as costs are billed to them
  • know whether your organisation is a business or research affiliate
  • know what type of account and download quota you need to request.

To apply for an account, submit an application form:

You can also use this form to change or cancel your account.

Costs and payment

Submit an IT request for more information about affiliate accounts, including payment.

Fees are payable in advance in 6-month blocks. GST is included in the pricing quoted. If you sign up part way through the month, fees payable are pro-rated.

Business affiliates

Business affiliates are organisations located on a UQ campus. They can access online services through UQ's commercial network.

Business affiliates are charged per MB for access to the internet, with a reduced fee on staff internet services.

The monthly cost of download quota usage is included in the fee paid in advance by business affiliates.

Research affiliates

UQ research affiliates can use the AARNET network in the same way as a UQ department, due to their research requirements.

Research affiliates are charged an annual lump sum for internet traffic, which includes a charge per MB for any excess traffic. Research affiliates are charged monthly in arrears for download quota usage.

Research affiliates also receive unlimited access to:

  • all UQ-hosted sites
  • most Australian university sites (except Southern Cross, Notre Dame and Bond)
  • many other leading research and education institution sites in Australia and internationally.

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