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Topics and tags

Lists and describes topics and tags used to categorise content pages, news and events.

All content types have a mandatory topic field and optional tags fields. The topics and tags lists are based on user research and can only be added to or edited by the SDP content team.

Department tags are automatically applied on all new content types (pages or nodes) based on the user's account settings.

Using topics and tags on the website

Topics and tags help users discover, filter and browse content that is relevant to their interests.

When the 'Show topic term and tags' checkbox is ticked on a page, these will display at the bottom of that published page.

Clicking on a topic or tag lozenge will take the user to a search page showing all content tagged that topic or tag.

There is a topic tag (Governance) and audience tag (Government) at the bottom of this page. Hover over one and you'll see it changes colour and the mouse indicates that it is clickable.


Each time a new page is created, you have to choose a topic for the page.

Choose the most applicable topic from the following list:

  • Arts, culture & heritage
  • Business
  • Communities
  • Coronavirus
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Equality
  • Governance
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Jobs
  • Justice
  • Safety & emergencies
  • Science & technology
  • Sport & recreation
  • Transport
  • Working in government
Screenshot of the Topic field on the create page screen

Tags (content audience)

Tags are not mandatory for most content pages. They are recommended for events to help users filter to content that interests them.

Choose 1 to 3 of the most relevant tags from the following 'audience' list:

  • Aboriginal Victorians
  • Business
  • Government
  • Men
  • Migrants
  • Not-for-profit groups
  • Older Victorians
  • Parents & carers
  • People with disability
  • Students
  • Under 18s
  • Veterans
  • Victims of crime & crime survivors
  • Women

You can also choose your department as a tag to show the content belongs to your department.

Additional tagging for events

Audience type

  • Individual
  • Business
  • Government
  • Not-for-profit groups

Event category

You can add up to 3 tags in the Event category section. Available event category tags are:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts, exhibitions and design
  • Business training and networking
  • Celebrate our diversity
  • Comedy
  • Community events and fundraisers
  • Festivals and major events
  • Film and cinema
  • Food and drink
  • History and heritage
  • Markets and shopping
  • Music
  • Remembrance services
  • School holiday activities
  • Science and nature
  • Sport and exercise
  • State funeral
  • Talks and workshops
  • Theatre and dance
  • Wellbeing

Event requirements

You can add up to 3 tags in the Event requirements section. Available event requirements tags are:

  • Accessible venue
  • Child friendly
  • Free admission
  • Online event
  • Seniors

Find out more about events on the Event content page.

    Reviewed 29 July 2022

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