Notify.gov.au launches in private beta


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 01 April, 2019


Notify.gov.au launches in private beta

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has launched a private beta of a new whole-of-government notifications platform designed to enables agencies to send messages and reminders to users.

Notify.gov.au has been developed using open source code developed by the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS).

The platform will be designed to provide federal, state, territory and local government agencies with an easy, low-cost method of communication with users anywhere in the world.

It has been tailored for agencies that want an open source solution for sending out non-sensitive reminders. It is particularly suited for agencies that may not need to send regulator notifications, or that may not have access to existing technology or infrastructure or the myGov notifications system to enable them to send out notifications.

Agencies will be able to develop email, text message or letter templates, track how many messages have been sent and any delivery failures, and send messages manually to selected recipients or automatically.

To help refine the platform ahead of a wide release, the DTA is inviting agencies to join a private beta at no cost until 30 June.

During the beta period, agencies will be able to use the platform to send unlimited emails and up to 25,000 free text messages. Feedback from the trial will be used to prioritise features for the next stages of development.

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