- GOLD 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.
It is maintained by an open community of developers, designers, accessibility experts and others contributing code to the Australian government community.
The design system has been created for designers and developers across government to share and create a set of quality tools and designs that can be used by everyone.
Components can be used and extended by anyone to help kickstart the design and development process or even build production-ready interfaces.
Templates combine components to help you kickstart your project. They’ll save your team time and resources and help get value to your users sooner.
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.
Deliver high-quality visual design
Built with HTML5 semantics
Deliver mobile first responsive design
Usability tested by the community
Meet WCAG 2.1 AA standard accessibility
Browser support back to IE8 and no-js fallbacks
Built on a detailed Sass ecosystem
Ability to choose the components you need
Need upgrading only when you're ready
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.