This document articulates the Quality of Service (non-functional) requirements of the Digital Capability Locator (DCL) and related services that will conform to the technical specifications (“Profiles”) and usage guidelines (“Implementation Guidance”) of the eInvoicing Interoperability Framework .

The information contained in this document is divided into two distinct parts:

  • General quality of service requirements that apply to any DCL implementation; and
  • Additional quality of service requirements if the solution is hosted by an Australian Government Agency. These additional requirements will ensure the solution aligns with the relevant policies and standards expected of the Australian Government;

Document Scope

The scope of this document shall include:

  • The DCL;
  • The data contained in the DNS;
  • The transmission between the DCL and the DNS; and
  • The DNS where digital addresses that may lead to business information shall be stored;

The following are not within the scope of this document:

  • The functional requirements of the DCL or the DNS; and
  • Specific security controls or solution performance targets;


The policies, standards, and documents referenced in this document include:

ID Name Version / Year Document Location/Description
Rf01 Australian Government Information Security Manual – Controls (ISM) 2016
Rf02 Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 2015, No. 39
Rf03 National Archives of Australia’s Administrative Functions Disposal Authority (AFDA) 2010
Rf04 Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) -
Rf05 Australian Privacy Principles 2014
Rf06 ASD Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) -
Rf07 Service Metadata Locator Profile 2009 v1.0.0
Rf08 Evaluated Product list -
Rf09 ABR Data Classifications -
Rf10 A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 1999, No. 84