The Department of Communications has appointed ASG Group to help it move to the cloud.
Under a five-year contract, worth AU$18 million, ASG will assist the department to move away from its traditional IT delivery model and onto ASG's government cloud platform.
Department of Communications secretary Drew Clark said the department is leading by example, and hopes to see other departments follow suit.
"This is an example of this department being a leader in innovation by being the first to adopt this technology. Moving our ICT infrastructure into the secure cloud will result in many efficiencies for this department," he said.
The move by the Department is part of the federal government's broader digital strategy. Under the strategy, the government recently unveiled a whole-of-government cloud services panel to provide software, platform, and infrastructure as a service to the government.
ASG is one of 49 companies that are listed on the cloud services panel.
ASG CEO Geoff Lewis said the agreement with the Department of Communications is part of the company's significant investment in its government cloud computing model over the last few years.
"Existing and prospective customers, including a number with which we are in negotiations with, are increasingly attracted to ASG's unique offering of traditional services combined with secure government cloud computing, with sophisticated partnerships of this nature," he said.