About AustNet

"AustNet is a privately-owned and operated Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network founded in 1996."

Greetings everybody,

We would like to take this opportunity at welcoming you, your family, and your friends to join our network and become apart of the AustNet community.

AustNet is a multicutural, conservative, and family-oriented network. Because we are family-oriented, we ask that all nicknames, channel names and channel topics be kept appropriate in consideration of other guests.

As a guest on our network, we also request that you remain respectful of other guest opinions, be mindful and considerate about their religious beliefs and keep conversation well-mannered.

In exchange, we expect that all guests comply with our Acceptable Use Policy.


The AustNet Team

  • If you would like to make a contribution by making a monetary donation, please click here.

  • To assist in protecting your online anonymity, we are pleased to now offer free vHosts for our registered guests, please visit here for more information.

  • AustNet is protecting itself against open port/proxy connections and as a consequence you may become banned from the network. To request an exemption on your host, please visit this link.
  • Would you like to help? Then we welcome you at applying to become an AustNet Services Department staff member. Visit here to apply.

  • For an extensive listing of our available user and channel modes including new commands on AustNet, click here.

  • We welcome you to check out our statistics page by clicking this link.
  • Sometimes real life intervenes on our staff and help may not be immediately available. Therefore we encourage our AustNet users to submit a support ticket by following this link.

    Our aim is to answer all tickets within 24 hours from submission.

AustNet Services


This service allows an AustNet user to register their channel with ChanOP and maintain a level of control over channel operations. By registering a channel with ChanOP, this benefits the owner by providing a secure environment for their channel among other included features.


This service allows AustNet users to register and reserve ownership of a nickname for their sole usage. Registering will guarantee exclusive rights to the nickname, and provide security for keeping it free from any unauthorised use.


This service allows AustNet users who own registered nicknames on AustNet to send short messages to one another. NoteOP will store these messages offline until retrieved by the intended recipient.


This service allows to search for everything regarding Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and the AustNet Chat Network. HelpOP consists of a FAQ and designed to assist guests navigate IRC and our network.


ASD is a service provided by AustNet for our Service Operators and Administrators. Our staff who require special access to the AustNet Open Public Access System (OPAS) may use ASD to assist AustNet users whom require technical support.


OperOP is a service provided by AustNet for IRC Operators to perform administrative commands. Our AustNet IRC Operator team may use this service at their discretion for protecting the network and preventing attacks of malicious nature.


Our vHost service benefits only registered AustNet users and allows changing their hostname to something unique. The vHost can be customised as per the guidelines and may include your own domain.


Another great feature we provide our AustNet users is a free @austnet.org email address and anybody whom is a registered AustNet user should apply within.

Server Portfolio

"Here, at AustNet, our servers are geographically located throughout the world to maximise our user experience and ensure stability with minimal latency."

Client Software


The most popular client for Windows operating system.


A popular client for MAC operating system.


The most popular client for Unix operating system.


Another client for Windows operating system.


A very popular client for Android operating system.


Another client for Unix operating system.


Windows, MAC, Unix and Android!

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