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How to buy Azure in the Australia Central Regions

Azure in the Australia Central Regions can be purchased from Microsoft through a Pay-as-you-go online subscription or through an Enterprise Agreement. Off-the-shelf and custom Azure solutions can also be acquired through regional solution providers.

Eligibility

The Azure Australia Central Regions are designed for Australian and New Zealand government, critical infrastructure organisations and their suppliers.

The following 10 sectors are eligible to purchase Azure within these regions. Organisations outside these categories may also be eligible, depending on their specific circumstances.

  • Banking and finance
  • Communications
  • Utilities
  • Food
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Space
  • Federal and state government
  • Public safety and order
  • Defence, national security and intelligence

To find out whether you’re eligible for the Azure Australia Central Regions, or to request a briefing, please check your eligibility.

Whitelisting

Microsoft operates a process for whitelisting Azure subscriptions to deploy Azure to the Australia Central Regions. To be whitelisted, you must:

  1. Obtain authorisation. This is only done once, even if your organisation has multiple subscriptions.
  2. Provide Azure subscription IDs for explicit whitelisting. This is done for each subscription but can be done in bulk.

If you consider your organisation to be eligible for the Australia Central Regions, you can initiate the whitelisting process through an Azure Subscription Portal help request. View the process using the link below.

We’ll respond within three working days. If you’re eligible, we’ll provide further instructions for you to complete your whitelisting. We may request additional information.

Note: You’ll receive a notification when services are ready for you to use.

Azure purchasing options

Pay-as-you-go

With a pay-as-you-go subscription, you only pay for what you use – with no Azure pricing minimums and the ability to scale up or down at any time. Pay with a credit card or through an invoice with easy monthly billing, and cancel at any time. Cancel at any time.

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Enterprise Agreement

Larger organisations can purchase a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. This provides flexibility to buy cloud services and software licences under one agreement, with discounts for new licences and Software Assurance. Contact your Microsoft account manager or reseller to get started today.

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Microsoft solution providers

Get help from an Azure Australia Central Regions partner who understands the government and critical infrastructure cloud ecosystem, and offers off-the-shelf or custom solutions to optimise your deployment. Your organisation may already be working with one.

The following partners understand the options for the Azure Australia Central Regions and can help you get started.