UQ Affiliates can purchase an Internet Access Account for their staff. This will help them keep connected to work files on or off-campus.

UQ Affiliate Staff Internet Access, includes the following features:

  • Monthly download quota determined by your department
  • 1 primary email address
  • 20MB Disk Space
  • 25GB of mail quota
  • Static IP Address
  • On-campus Wireless
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) access
  • Technical Support
  • Spam protection


A UQ Affiliate comprises two categories of UQ staff: UQ Business Affiliates and UQ Research Affiliates. If you're unsure which category you come under, please contact your HR person for clarification.

UQ Business Affiliate UQ Research Affiliate

About UQ Affiliate Internet Access

  • Fees are payable six-monthly in advance (contact Client Services regarding payment - credit card payments are available). GST is included in the pricing quoted. Where you sign up part way through the month, the fees payable will be prorated.
  • Unlimited usage hours, but maximum call duration is 4 hours.
  • When the account is purchased your UQ Affiliated Organisation assigns the account a dedicated amount of monthly download quota. The amount assigned is determined by the UQ Affiliated Organisation. The cost of monthly download quota usage is included within the fee paid in advance by UQ Business Affiliates. UQ Research Affiliates are charged monthly in arrears for download quota usage.
  • All email accounts are automatically assigned 25GB of mail quota.
  • The Disk Space can be used to save files online for easy access between home and UQ.
  • This account is designed for work purposes and therefore has limited access (sorry, no net banking or instant messaging).
  • There are two categories of UQ Affiliated groups - UQ Business Affiliates and UQ Research Affiliates. Staff should confirm with their department which of these two categories they fall into.
  • VPN access is an optional extra service, available for a fee to UQ Affiliates. Refer to the application form for pricing and further information.

Additional Information

Additional Add-ons

We offer additional add-ons, which will allow you to customise your account with extra features to suit your requirements. Please see Section 3 of the application form for all products available.

Note: additional add-ons come with a cost and will need to be approved and paid for by your department.

Definition of a UQ Business Affiliate and UQ Research Affiliate 

UQ Business Affiliate

Organisations that are considered a UQ Business Affiliate are located on-campus and access the Internet through UQconnect's commercial network. UQ Business Affiliates will be charged per MB for access to the Internet, with a reduced fee on Staff Internet services. The University of Queensland considers the following organisations as UQ Business Affiliates:

  • Academic Staff Association UQ
  • Alumni Association
  • Campus Kindergarten
  • CITG [College IT Group]
  • Cromwell College
  • DEEDI & QABC [Dept of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation] [Queensland Agricultural Biotechnology Centre]
  • Duchesne College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Grace College
  • iLab
  • IMBcom [Associated with Institute for Molecular Bioscience]
  • International House
  • JK Tech Pty Ltd [Associated with Sustainable Minerals Institute [SMI]]
  • Kings College
  • Metro South Health Service District
  • Nanomics Biosystems Pty Ltd
  • Playhouse Parent & Childcare
  • St Johns College
  • St Leos College
  • Student Union
  • Translational Research Institute
  • UQ College
  • UQ Health Care Limited
  • UQ Sport
  • Union College
  • Uniquest
  • University of Queensland Club
  • Womens College

If your organisation is not on this list, then it may be considered a UQ Research Affiliate. 

Note: The above list is subject to change without notice.

UQ Research Affiliate

UQ Research Affiliates can use the AARNet network in the same manner as a UQ Organisational Unit, due to their research requirements.

UQ Research Affiliates will be charged a lump sum for Internet traffic, annually, which includes a charge per mb for any excess traffic. UQ Research Affiliates also receive unlimited access to all UQ hosted sites, most Australian universities (except Southern Cross, Notre Dame and Bond) and many other leading research and education institutions around Australia and the world. As an added bonus, UQ Research Affiliates also receive free Dial-up for all staff.

The University of Queensland considers the following organisations as UQ Research Affiliates:

  • Australian Genome Research Facility
  • CRC for Mining, Technology and Equipment
  • Mater Medical Research Institute [MMRI]
  • Queensland Institute of Medical Research [QIMR]
  • Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre [SASVRC]

If your organisation is not listed above, it may be considered a UQ Business Affiliate. 

Note: The above list is subject to change without notice.

If you have any further questions, then please call us on 07 3365 6000 or 1300 738 082 (Australia-wide)