New pricing will apply to subscriptions and renewals starting on or after 1 November 2020. The cost increase is a result of additional security and infrastructure implemented on the platform, and exchange rate fluctuations. We are minimising the impact on organisations by spreading costs across all websites on our platform.

There's a pricing plan for you

Hosting an organisation, campaign or ministerial website on a budget? We provide a range of services and pricing plans to meet your needs.

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One platform, two pricing options

GovCMS has two service offerings, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

  • Managed service

    Software as a Service (SaaS)

    GovCMS SaaS
    We do the hard work, so you don’t have to. We’ll take care of security and management of the platform. All you need to do is build your website, create its content and ensure it meets GovCMS migration requirements.

  • Self-managed service

    Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    GovCMS PaaS
    Do you have access to an in-house team of developers? Does the management of your website require higher levels of control, customisation or flexibility? This may be the plan for you. The catch is you’ll need to do your own security updates and patching.

GovCMS plans at a glance

Organisations are charged annually for GovCMS SaaS and PaaS plans.

GovCMS plans at a glance

Software as a Service

Platform as a Service
Drupal 7 & 8 hosting Included Included
Web protection service - CDN, WAF and DDOS Included Optional
Security accredited (IRAP assessed) Included You're responsible
Drupal security updates Included You're responsible
Drupal application maintenance Included You're responsible
Drupal infrastructure maintenance Included Included
Application support Unlimited Limited
Infrastructure support Unlimited Limited
Training Optional Optional
Development environment Optional Optional
Backups Included Included

GovCMS SaaS pricing plans

We do all the hard work for you. All you need to do is build your website and add your content. Prices are calculated based on monthly page views and charged annually.

GovCMS SaaS pricing plans
Plan Monthly page views Yearly fee Setup fee
Nano Up to 5,000 $7,000 $750
Micro 5,001 to 15,000 $14,000 $2,500
Mini 15,001 to 50,000 $28,000 $2,500
Extra-Small 50,001 to 100,000 $35,000 $2,500
Small 100,001 to 175,000 $42,000 $2,500
Medium 175,001 to 350,000 $49,000 $2,500
Large 350,001 to 800,000 $70,000 $2,500
Extra-Large 800,001 to 1.5 million $100,000 $2,500
Mega* 1.5 million up to 3 million $175,000 $2,500
Giga* 3 million up to 5 million $275,000 $2,500

GovCMS PaaS pricing plans

As a PaaS customer, you’ll receive a tailored proposal to meet the needs of your website. You can choose the size of infrastructure and bandwidth capacity required for your project. You can also add service desk and infrastructure support.

GovCMS sandbox development environment

You can develop your website within the GovCMS platform or externally. If you choose to develop within the GovCMS platform, you will be using the sandbox development environment.

If you develop externally, things will look different to GovCMS and take time to change once you’ve migrated across. Have you considered using our sandbox development environment?

GovCMS sandbox pricing plans

Charges for access to the GovCMS sandbox are added to SaaS and PaaS* annual plans.


GovCMS SaaS sandbox pricing plans
Plan Monthly page views Monthly fee Setup fee
1 to 3 months 20,000 $1,000 $0
4+ months 20,000 $750 $0

*PaaS sandbox plans are tailored to your proposal.