The standard for Australian Government writing and editing

Style Manual is for everyone who writes, edits or approves Australian Government content. Use it to create clear and consistent content that meets the needs of users.


  • Plain language – the choice is clear

    There are barriers to implementing plain language, understanding these barriers will help you to explain the benefits.

    25 May 2023

  • Accessibility of quotation marks

    Double quotation marks or single quotation marks – is one more accessible than the other?

    9 February 2023

  • This is how we do it

    Style Manual content is user-focused, descriptive and evidence-based. We explain what this means and how it shapes the way we work.

    8 November 2022

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