Argus 6.0.11 patch now available.
Updated: 21-10-2014

The next time you reboot your Argus server you may be prompted to upgrade, if you choose to upgrade please follow the prompts and leave all windows open until completed. You will receive a confirmation screen upon successful installation of the patch. 


How To Get Started

You can apply here for the software licence and installation if you have the following capabilities in place:

1. System compliance

  • Argus v6

    • PC with Windows (Windows Vista, 7, or 8, Server 2003-SP2, Server 2008)
    • Minimum 512MB available RAM
    • 2GB HDD space or greater
    • Microsoft .NET 2.0 or greater


  • Argus v5
    • PC with Windows (98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, Windows7, Server 2003, Server 2008), Apple Macintosh with OSX (we can operate on both 32bit and 64bit across all platforms)


  • Software requirements:
    • GPs: clinical software with pathology report receipt capability (PIT or HL7 format)
    • Specialists/Allied Health: as above or otherwise just Microsoft Word(32-bit) for report typing
  • Internet connectivity: dial-up or permanent connection with a speed of at least 28K

2. Software compatibility

Argus interfaces with the majority of popular clinical packages - click here for the current list.  Please call our helpdesk on 03 9037 1000 or use our online form if you have any questions regarding your clinical software interfacing with Argus.

3. Dedicated email address

You will need to arrange with your ISP to set up a dedicated email address just for use with Argus. It must be different from your usual Practice or personal email address. You could name it something like <your_practice_name_argusreports@isp_domain_name> or if you have your own domain name <argusreports@your_domain_name> (examples only).

4. Apply for software licence and installation

The next step is to complete the online ‘request to install Argus’ form. You will be asked to complete a few check boxes to ensure you have everything in place, and to provide the following information:

  • Your dedicated email address (and user name and password)
  • Your Error Notification email address (normally the Practice Manager’s email address)
  • If you don’t already have a PKI location certificate, you can request a special encryption key-pair from us
  • The number of computers that will be used to send with Argus
  • The names of your practitioners and provider numbers where appropriate
  • Preferred day and time for our HelpDesk staff to assist you with the installation process (this should be during a quiet period when you would be able to provide your time)

If you don’t have all of this information, you will not be able to proceed.

Once you have submitted your request, you will receive a confirmation notification.  If you have opted for our HelpDesk to remotely install the software for you, you will be asked to contact us to arrange a date and time for installation. 

Depending on your configuration, installation usually takes approximately 1-2 hours, assuming no unforeseen problems are encountered.

If you have requested a PKI encryption key-pair, our HelpDesk will provide this for you.

If you have any questions regarding the above requirements, please call our HelpDesk on 03 9037 1000 or use our online form.

Click here if you are now ready to apply for your software licence and installation.