How to buy Azure in the Australia Central Regions

Purchase Azure services from Microsoft in the Australia Central regions with a pay-as-you-go online subscription or an Enterprise Agreement. Or consider regional solution providers for off-the-shelf and custom Azure solutions.

For a limited time, use popular Azure services in the Australia Central regions, located in Canberra, at the same price as the Australia East region. Learn more about this offer.


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

The following 10 sectors are eligible to purchase Azure within these regions. Organizations outside of 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
  • Defense, national security, and intelligence

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


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

  1. Obtain authorization. This is only done once, even if your organization 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 organization 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 business days. If you’re eligible, we’ll provide further instructions 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


With a pay-as-you-go subscription, you pay only 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. Cancel anytime.

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Enterprise Agreement

Larger organizations can purchase a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. This provides flexibility to buy cloud services and software licenses under one agreement, with discounts for new licenses 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 optimize your deployment. Your organization may already be working with one.

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