The State of Queensland (also referred to as the Queensland Government or Qld State Govt) operates key services to support our growing technology landscape and digital economy.
The Queensland Government maintains a dashboard of digital projects across state-level departments. The high-level summary dashboard showcases selected projects and the detailed dashboard outlines project data at a department level, and allows for filtering and drill-downs as needed. The dashboard also provides a view of current government digital priorities and links to the ICT tenders available on QTenders.
Doing business with the Queensland Government is facilitated by the QTenders website where RFx (requests for quotation, proposal, information) are posted.
The DIGITAL1ST is the State of Queensland’s digital strategy to advance Qld’s digital future. It is a people-centric approach to guiding the Queensland Government’s information and technology initiatives with the aim of Queensland becoming a leader in digital government.
The Queensland Government Customer and Digital Group (QGCDG) is a business area within the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and it focuses on:
- customer centricity across government platforms
- streamlined service delivery across the public sector
- efficiency and transparency in ICT expenditure whilst ensuring alignment to State Government policy
The functions of the Qld Govt Information Office (QGCIO) have been absorbed into the QGCDG, but as of September 2022 the QGCIO is still the portal for accessing the following:
- Qld Govt Enterprise Architecture (QGEA)
- Information management policy framework
- Qld Govt Cyber Security Unit (CSU)
- Intellectual property (including Crown IP)
- ICT risk management
- Digital and ICT strategic planning framework
The Queensland Government offers an Open Data Portal (operated by the Office of the Information Commissioner) where the following can be found:
Advance Queensland leads the State Govt’s innovation agenda. The initiative continues to drive economic growth and offer employment opportunities by incubating innovative projects and supporting entrepreneurship and startups. Additionally, it promotes Queensland as a target for local and foreign investment (particularly the agribusiness / agtech hubs in regional Queensland) and a culture of research collaboration with industry and universities.
The Business Queensland website offers a wealth of resources for starting and running a business, including a section on Digital business and IT, providing guidance for maintaining an online presence, doing business online, conducting a digital health check, and developing and implementing a digital strategy.