Students' gateway to Campus

Internet access

Internet policies and guidelines

Access to systems and networks owned or operated by Deakin University impose certain responsibilities and obligations. There are several policies applicable to the use of Deakin's internet services contained within The Guide.

Accessing external websites

Access to websites outside the Deakin domain ( is monitored and in some cases, blocked.

Website blocking FAQs

Internet quotas

Deakin has a quota system that provides each student with an amount of internet usage sufficient for their study purposes. As a guide quotas are:

  • 5GB for undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework students per trimester.
  • Postgraduate by research students do not have a defined quota, however those reaching a high volume of usage will be contacted to discuss individual needs.

If your quota is exceeded your internet access will be slowed until the beginning of the following trimester, unless you have negotiated with the IT Service Desk for a quota addition for legitimate study purposes. Students only receive one quota increase per trimester.

While all internet usage is monitored, not all website traffic will affect your quota. Some commonly used websites including Google, Microsoft, Atomic Learning and other Australian University websites are excluded from the quota.


The eSolutions Publications website has help sheets and user guides covering a wide range of internet related topics. These include instructions for setting up a wireless connection, configuring your internet browser, setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and many more.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

16th July 2013