What is govcms?

govCMS is an all-in-one website Content Management System (CMS) and hosting service designed specifically for government agencies. It is a modern and affordable way to build responsive websites using Drupal open source technology.

Good government is about connecting with people and govCMS creates a user experience (UX) with this in mind.

It avoids the use of proprietary systems and ensures a secure, compliant and adaptable platform for government agencies across Australia.

A government-sponsored initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Finance, it is supported through national Drupal consultancy Acquia. Doghouse Agency along with a handful of digital agencies across Australia have been selected as a Preferred Delivery Partners to build and support govCMS websites. 



Suited to all tiers of government

No matter whether you are local, state or federal, govCMS is a cost-effective solution that provides out-of-the-box functionality specifically tailored for Australian government. 

  • Local

    Even for small sites, govCMS allows you to deliver the functionality of a modern web presence while operating on a fixed yearly budget.

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  • State

    govCMS affords rapid build times with built-in WCAG compliance and fully managed hosting and support. govCMS is flexible and scalable for any state agency. 

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  • Federal

    A proven, robust solution for federal agencies, with ease of procurement and compliance with the Digital Service Standards.

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govCMS provides an out-of-the-box CMS platform tailored to the needs of all levels of Australian government agencies.

  • Standards Compliant

    govCMS is compliant with the Australian government Digital Service Standard, including WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements.

  • Feature Rich

    The govCMS feature set is based on feedback from Australian government agencies. govCMS caters to most government website requirements with its built-in functionality.

  • Unlimited Flexibility

    govCMS has no restrictions on website architecture or look and feel, with the ability to extend its core functionality.

  • No Lock-in

    The underlying govCMS distribution is 100% open source, and your website can be moved on to any other provider without any restrictions.

  • Mobile Friendly

    govCMS is 100% mobile responsive right out of the box.

  • Secure

    The govCMS platform is security accredited, is IRAP certified by the Australian Signals Directorate for Unclassified use, and is fully DDoS protected.