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About

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The Australian Government Design System provides a framework and a set of tools to help designers and developers build government products and services more easily.

The system incorporates the highest usability and accessibility standards and helps deliver a consistent experience for all users, in line with the Digital Service Standard.

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What is in our system

When you install a component you benefit from the shared efforts of a community dedicated to making government products and services better, faster, easier.

  • Designed

    Deliver high-quality visual design

  • Modern

    Built with HTML5 semantics

  • Responsive

    Deliver mobile first responsive design

  • Tested

    Usability tested by the community

  • Accessible

    Meet WCAG 2.1 AA standard accessibility

  • Robust

    Browser support back to IE8 and no-js fallbacks

  • Flexible

    Include options for common JavaScript, jQuery and React

  • Customisable

    Built on a detailed Sass ecosystem

  • Modular

    Ability to choose the components you need

  • Versioned

    Need upgrading only when you're ready

  • Maintained

    Continuously improved

  • Supported

    Empowered and driven by the community

Who's using it?

The design system is in its early days but a number of government teams have already jumped on board. Why not join them? Together we‘ll be able to build better, faster, easier.

Community

  • Digital Transformation Agency
  • MyGov
  • Digital Marketplace
  • The Department of Health
  • Performance Dashboard
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs

Usage statistics

  • 14

    Live projects

  • 295

    GitHub stars

  • 384260

    Downloads in the last year