How to publish content on

These are 'how to' guides for the Content Management System. Learn how to create, edit, improve and manage your digital content.

These guides will help you with writing great online content, using our content management system (CMS), quality checking your work and working with the digital publishing team.

Content principles

Content on is:

  • focussed on how the user will best receive the government's message
  • always a collaboration and digital presentation is considered from the start
  • never finished unless it’s retired
  • always has an owner with expertise and time to look after it and evaluate its success
  • published quickly as long as the digital equivalent is provided.

Talk to us early if you’re thinking about new content

Check with the Digital, Design and Innovation branch at least 1 week before developing or outsourcing new web content (including logos, images and social media tiles).

Publish a new section

Fill out our business case document to make sure each page has a purpose:

Publish a publication

The Victorian government has an accessible, digital-first approach to publications. Find out more about using our publication template

Publish a one-off page

We follow the Australian Government Style Manual and most pages should use the inverted pyramid structure. We encourage you to create a new content page in the Content Management System (CMS) as this will help you see what works online and what doesn't. If you need to start with Word to collaborate with stakeholders then you should use our content template.

Publish a grant

The Victorian government has an accessible, digital-first approach to grants. Find out more about using our grants template.

Training, digital networks and further support

Logging in to the CMS

Password requirements

Your password will need to:

  • be a minimum of 8 characters
  • include 3 of the following:
    • 1 uppercase character
    • 1 lowercase character
    • 1 number
    • 1 special character

You'll be automatically prompted to update your password every 90 days.

Reviewed 21 July 2021

Vic Gov digital guide

Training and digital networks

Email us to express interest in digital training or to join digital networks.

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