Design System

A toolkit to help digital product teams create good customer experiences quickly.

Who should use it

The NSW Design System can be used by any department, even if you're not using digital.nsw component kits. The components are UI building blocks, providing a consistent approach to UI and UX designers and engineers.

How it works

View core styles, browse components, read guidance on how they can be used, and follow links to documented UI kits in Figma, HTML, and react.

🔹 How to meet brand requirements

You’ll need to use some features of the design system to be brand compliant. These are indicated with a 🔹 blue diamond.

Getting started


Before jumping in, explore the layers of the NSW Design System, theming for your brand and accessing the Figma UI kit.


Get set up by installing our starter kits, theming for your brand and accessing the utility classes.

Core styles

Use these digital styles for a distinctly NSW Government look and feel.


Reusable building blocks that meet specific interaction or user needs.


Best practice design solutions for specific user-focused tasks and page types.

Stay up to date

Get notified when there’s an update or new release in the design system, you can either join our Digital NSW Community or watch the NSW Design System Github.

Build a new component

Anyone can build a new component using the Design System foundations.

Contribute a new component

We welcome all contributions to help improve our services.


Our backlog contains components and patterns that have been requested by our community. We also include elements that the Design System team have identified for potential use by digital creators.

Component Status Contribute
Maps Released View method
Data visualisation Released View method
Dialogue In progress Join the community thread
Landing page header section Not started Start a community thread
File upload Not started Start a community thread
Back to top Not started Start a community thread