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  • 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.

  • Community collaboration


    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 used in multiple ways


    Components can be used and extended by anyone to help kickstart the design and development process or even build production-ready interfaces.

  • Templates


    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.

  • 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.


  • Australian Cyber Security Centre
  • Digital Marketplace
  • The Department of Health
  • Performance Dashboard
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Services Australia
  • Digital New South Wales
  • ACT Government