About GovCMS Drupal 9 upgrade


GovCMS is Australia’s whole-of-gov CMS platform built with open source CMS, Drupal. It offers three versions: Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and Drupal 9.

  • Drupal 7 reaches end-of-life in November, 2022
  • Drupal 8 reaches end-of-life in November, 2021

Agencies are required to upgrade before these dates to remain secure, supported and compliant.

The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide answers about upgrading your GovCMS site to Drupal 9.

The GovCMS Drupal 9 Q&A Panel

On Thursday 5 November 2020, Salsa Digital hosted the GovCMS and Drupal 9 roadmap and Q&A sessionExternal Link at DrupalGov 2020, made up of panelists from the GovCMS team at the Department of Finance.

The video recording of this session is available on YouTube:

You can register for Salsa’s GovCMS news and insightsExternal Link to automatically receive further updates related to the GovCMS Drupal 9 upgrade.

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Is your GovCMS site ready for Drupal 9?

Ensure your GovCMS website will remain current and secure with our Drupal 9 readiness assessment. Know your upgrade pathways and options, potential costs and timeframes. Find out more about Salsa’s D9 readiness assessment

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