Website Writing Guide

Writing for government websites

This section of the Website Writing Guide addresses challenges specific to writers and editors of government websites.

This section is a supplement to the Guide. Writers of government websites should refer to the appropriate sections of the Guide for rules and advice about writing for the Web.

Fundamental do's and dont's for government websites

Identifying the needs of citizens and businesses

Composing effective headings

Improving search-engine ranking

Increasing audience reach

Managing content approval

The selection here of challenges to address was informed by the experiences of writers of the South Australian Government's website and feedback from numerous workshop participants at our Writing for the Web workshops - contact us for information about the next workshop dates.

Please contact us with suggestions of other topics specific to government websites that you would like addressed.


top of page