Australian Government Architecture

Content Management policy (Position)

Policy Requirements

  • Avoid investment in new digital experience platform (DXP) tools until they have discussed with The Department of Finance the procurement options and pricing available through the GovCMS program.

  • Avoid investment in new, standalone solutions for the hosting and publishing of web content, until they have discussed with The Department of Finance the capabilities and opportunities GovCMS provides

  • Consider onboarding to the Whole-of-Government GovCMS

  • Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA


This policy includes requirements that relate to the following capability.

Content Management (Individual)


The following standards show what do do to satisfy this policy.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provides a single shared standard for making Web content more accessible.
The AGLS Metadata Standard is a set of descriptive properties to improve visibility and availability of online resources AGLS is published as Australian Standard AS 5044-2010.  The 2010 revision supersedes AS 5044-2002 AGLS Metadata Element Set and is renamed the AGLS Metadata Standard. This…


The following designs can be relevant to meeting the requirements of this policy. is the official website of the Australian Government. It offers the latest news, updates and advice from the Australian Government. 
An interactive, self-service online tool in the form of a library of guidance materials. The AGA will be accessible to agencies, as well as industry and the public, in a way that is searchable and navigable based on user needs. This will encourage standardisation and reuse across government
Planned enhancement and upgrade work to the Energy Made Easy web site to support consumer comparison and switching options.
Secure, government accredited hosting environments. Finance manages the infrastructure, you manage the application and are responsible for patching and updates.
Website hosting and content management for government - security and patching maintained by Department of Finance. is the official website of the Department of Veterans' Affairs. It offers key services, news and advice. is the official website for the Department of Education. It provides news, announcements and information on programs and initiatives. is the official website for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. It includes news and analysis, and information on programs, grants, policies and services.
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