Customer Data storage for Australian and New Zealand customers in Azure Active Directory

Azure AD stores identity data in a location chosen based on the address provided by your organization when subscribing to a Microsoft service like Microsoft 365 or Azure. Microsoft Online services include Microsoft 365 and Azure.

For information about where Azure AD and other Microsoft services' data is located, see the Where your data is located section of the Microsoft Trust Center.

From February 26, 2020, Microsoft began storing Azure AD’s Customer Data for new tenants with an Australian or New Zealand billing address within the Australian datacenters.

Additionally, certain Azure AD features don't yet support storage of Customer Data in Australia. Go to the Azure AD data map, for specific feature information. For example, Microsoft Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication stores Customer Data in the US and processes it globally. See Data residency and customer data for Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication.


Microsoft products, services, and third-party applications that integrate with Azure AD have access to Customer Data. Evaluate each product, service, and application you use to determine how Customer Data is processed by that specific product, service, and application, and whether they meet your company's data storage requirements. For more information about Microsoft services' data residency, see the Where your data is located section of the Microsoft Trust Center.

Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC)

Role definitions, role assignments, and deny assignments are stored globally to ensure that you have access to your resources regardless of the region you created the resource. For more information, see What is Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC)?.