Under the AVLA, Organisational Units are required to purchase an annual device licence for each installation.  AVLA licences are volume purchased in a tiered system at the time of renewal. The more licences bought, the cheaper the pricing becomes for everyone at UQ.

At the end of each twelve months your Organisational Unit has three options:

Renew - Pay the annual fee again and continue the licence for a further 12 months
Discontinue - Uninstall software and return to FileMaker
Buy software outright - Full price perpetual licence can be purchased. Note these do not have a future upgrade option.

These licences are not perpetual and must be renewable by 20 July (anniversary date), each year or uninstalled.


What is included?

Filemaker 16 is now available! If you are using Filemaker Pro, FileMaker Pro Advanced or FileMaker Server under the current AVLA, you are entitled to upgrade to version 16 at no charge or continue using your current version.

Please note that FileMaker 12, 13, 14, 15 &16 all share a new file format which is not backwards compatible so data can not be shared between Filemaker 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and earlier Filemaker versions.

Who can use it?

Filemaker AVLA Software may only be used by enrolled students, faculty, teachers and administrators of The University of Queensland on UQ owned systems.

Home Use for Staff

Please email software.licences@uq.edu.au for more information.

Conditions of Use

For University of Queensland academic, administrative and research purposes only on UQ owned equipment. Concurrent use is not permitted.  Device licences are standalone licences only.

Licence Type

Device licences are annually renewable.

Please renew all existing installations or arrange for uninstallation by expiry date - 20th July each year.

How do I obtain a copy of software?

Purchase the appropriate FileMaker product licence through UniFi. Your local finance officer can assist with this if necessary. Please include the following information on your Unifi purchase – Name of user, phone number, and computer name (see link).


UniFi Item ID# Licence Quantity UQ Price
FMPRO FM Pro $50
FMPROADV FM Pro Advanced $132
FMSVRPLUS FM Server + connections $POA


Please use the Unifi system to look up prices. Prices do not include GST.

GST of 10% will apply to any items ordered by organisational units and affiliated bodies not covered under the University of Queensland's Australian Business Number.

All prices are subject to confirmation at the time of ordering.

These prices are prorated to the common end date of 20th July


ITS Licensing and Maintenance

Email software.licences@uq.edu.au
Telephone (07) 3365 6000

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