Terms in Content type

'Cotent type' means the physical format of a piece of content - including text documents, images, photos, diagrams, and video. Using this filter means you can filter site content based on its physical properties rather than its subject or topic.



  • Datasets (4)

    Structured information encoded in lists, tables, databases etc, (eg, spreadsheets, databases, GIS data). Data may be numeric, spatial, spectral, statistical or structured text (including bibliographic data and database reports).


  • Fact sheets (86)

    A summary of information about a product, service, organisation, event or topic.

  • Forms

    A structured solicitation of input from a user (eg, comments, a survey or an order).


  • Guides (74)

    The primary purpose of the resource is to present factual information, advice or guidance about an organisation, event or service. Most general advisory pages on government websites will be of this document type. Use ‘instructional’ for resources that provide directions rather than information.


  • Images (572)

    The content is primarily a still visual representation other than text. Includes electronic and physical representations such as images, photographs, diagrams, maps and graphics. For digital representations of physical resources, use a more specific document type where possible. (For example: a scanned media release use 'media release; image').

  • Instructions (35)

    Resources in which the primary purpose is to provide instructions or directions (eg, how to write a report; how to register for a service). Includes manuals, handbooks, tutorials and quizzes. Use ‘guidelines’ for resources which have primarily informational content.


  • Media releases (5)

    Resources specifically designed to provide a brief public statement on an issue or event, via the mass media.


  • Policy statements (2)

    A major formal publication detailing a course or line of action adopted and pursued by the organisation. Includes public accountability documents such as corporate directions and other strategic plans. Use ‘report’ for resources that convey the results of an inquiry, account for activities or document speeches and presentations.

  • Presentations (13)

    Any form of visual and/or verbal communication used to show or explain a topic to an audience.

  • Promotional (612)

    Descriptive or marketing information about an organisation or material that promotes its products, services, activities or collections (eg, ‘What’s New’ pages, brochures). Includes announcements.

  • Publication (40)


  • Reports (9)

    A resource providing an account of organisational activity or a speech or presentation. Includes statements of the organisation's opinion, a decision or the results of an inquiry. Use 'dataset' for database reports.

  • Resource (61)


  • Sound files (2)

    The content is a primarily audio representation, which may be ambient, effects, music, narration or speech. For some audio resources it may be appropriate to use a combination of document types. For example: sound recording of a presentation specify document types as 'presentation; sound'.