Logging in to For government is about to get easier

Published 30/05/2019

Soon you’ll be able to access private content on the For government website using single sign-on (SSO).

For most employees, SSO will allow you to use your work email address and network password to access multiple services and applications. You don’t need to register and create a new username and password for each.

You can already use SSO to book a meeting room in some government buildings.

Why SSO on For government?

You currently need to register and log in to For government to see private content.

Most of the content we publish is public, meaning anyone can see it—supporting our commitment to government transparency. However, some information is sensitive or may be confusing to the public, so we only make it available to employees.

You’ve told us you don’t like logging in to view private content.

Activating SSO means you won’t need to register for a For government account or remember a unique username or password. You’ll be able to use your work email address and network password. Once you’ve logged in and selected your agency, For government will remember your credentials. You won’t be asked for them again unless you’re off network or on a new device.

When will we activate SSO on For government?

We’re nearly there! We’ve refreshed the SSO agency selection page, and activated and tested SSO in development.

We’re working through the last defect—a credential issue caused by the latest machinery-of-government changes. Once it’s resolved we’ll be ready to launch!

Who can use SSO?

Employees of most Queensland Government agencies can use SSO. Agencies received access to SSO as part of the 1 William Street ICT project.

Agencies that can use SSO on For government

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Education
  • Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Environment and Science
  • Health
  • Housing and Public Works
  • Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
  • Justice and Attorney-General
  • Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Ministerial
  • Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • Premier and Cabinet
  • Public Service Commission
  • Queensland Government Chief Information Office
  • State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Trade and Investment Queensland
  • Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Treasury

Agencies that can’t use SSO on For government

  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Inspector-General Emergency Management
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Public Safety Business Agency

Use your existing For government login or register for an account.

What’s next?

Once we’ve activated SSO on For government, we’ll look at enabling it on more of our services and applications, including the QSS Self Service Centre and Aurion ESS.

Need help with SSO?

Contact your agency IT area for help with SSO.


QSSDigitalProducts [at] hpw.qld.gov.au
Queensland Shared Services