Using links

Content (web pages)

Use link text that clearly identifies the target of the link. Don’t use a URL for link text.

Don’t make the link text too long. Only link the main words.

Never use generic terms like ‘click here’, ‘see’, ‘more’ or ‘more information’. If someone is using a screen reader to index the links on a page, these words will be meaningless. We need to respect all our users.

Never send people to a website's homepage. Make the link specific to what you are talking about.


Renew a heavy vehicle registration

To make sure you have all the information you need, visit Heavy vehicle registration, Roads and Maritime Services.


To renew a heavy vehicle registration, click here

To make sure you have all the information you need, visit


Email addresses

Link all email addresses.

If the email address is at the end of a sentence, don’t add a full stop.

Please email us at [email protected]


Use the exact name of the document as the text link, including capitalisation.

Add an en dash with spaces on each side and ‘PDF’ at the end of the title (– PDF).


Download and complete Relationship Certificate Application – PDF.


Link in the correct way to respect your users.

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