THROUGH SEAMLESS ACCESS The Australian Access Federation (AAF) is a not-for-profit organisation enabling access to online resources for the education and research sector.

Empowering Australian students, researchers and educators


The AAF has a number of solutions available. We can work with you to find a solution that best suits your organisation’s needs.

For users

Access national research and education services with one username and password.

For education organisations

Securely share information and collaborate with all Australian universities, CSIRO, NSW Health and other research organisations.

For publishers and platforms

Provide your content to all Australian universities, CSIRO and medical research institutes with a single configuration.

Trust and identity for NCRIS

The Australian Access Federation (AAF) has received funding for a Trust and Identity (T&I) Pathfinder Project from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

About us

The AAF is a vital part of the Australian eResearch infrastructure landscape enabling safe and secure exchange of information between education and research institutions both locally and internationally.

Featured stories and case studies

Researchers map the universe with the Murchison Widefield Array

The AAF connected the Murchison Widefield Array to eduGAIN and enabled borderless research.

Enabling researchers to collaborate on climate change

The Biodiversity Climate Change Virtual Lab (BCCVL) is one of the most accessed services via the AAF.

AAF and the Australian BioCommons

AAF helped the Australian BioCommons with secure access to data ensuring researchers have more time to get on with their life-saving research.