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Topic landing pages in vic.gov.au - Vic Gov digital guide

This page provides guidance on the purpose of topic pages, rules, use of campaigns, key journeys, contacts and related links.

The purpose of topic pages is to provide links that show the breadth of information and services that the Victorian Government provides as well as linking Victorians to key journeys.

Topic pages can only be edited by site administrators.

Topic links should be used for content that's:

  • high use (used or searched for by the majority of users). Currently our benchmark is over 1000 sessions per year or in the top 100 of search terms.
  • High priority areas for the government. Currently this includes jobs and growth, law and order, health, education, equality.

Links should:

  • Take users to a close to the action point as possible.
  • A key area of interest for the topic area, for example, Primary and secondary school for Education.

The first topic link has a feature image to give it prominence. This is created using the Navigation featured content component.

  • Policy links should sit at the bottom of topic links.
  • Call a policy a policy for user understanding (for example, Safeguarding against terrorism policy).
  • Always have a grants link.
  • Always have an Engage Victoria link to a specific tag.
  • Always have a concessions shortcut, if available.
  • Order content by population and usage data.
  • Link to landing pages for key areas, for example, LGBTI equality.

Primary and secondary campaigns

  • Can be added to a topic page to sit at the top (primary) or bottom (secondary) of the content zone.
  • Should only be added if they relate directly to the topic (for example, a TAFE campaign on the Education topic page).
  • Campaigns should have a time limit (workflow and expiry/review dates not available for alpha; so use manual reminders for now).

See how to create and insert campaigns

Contact us sidebar block

Use this to highlight key contact points.

Where relevant and appropriate these include the lead department or agency contact details.

Currently details are entered manually, but we will get functionality to create blocks to be used on multiple pages and then eventually contact blocks will draw data from the Vic Gov directory.

See how to add and format contacts

Key journeys

Only feature key tasks, for example, Find a school zone.

Can include non-Victorian Government links or links that are not key but could be helpful, for example, Victorian Institute of Teaching

See how to add related links

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Vic Gov digital guide