Module 2: Checkpoint 12—Search

Conformance: Mandatory


Websites must display a search input field followed by a submit button labelled 'Search'.

All Queensland Government sites must conform to the requirements of Module 5: Search results presentation.

Benefits of conformance

  • Users are more likely to use a type-in search box rather than a link to 'search'.

Risks of non-conformance

  • The user's ability to navigate via the search functionality is reduced.
  • If users prefer to use search, they cannot immediately identify where to go, and so will use a different search engine.

Implementation advice

More information

Agencies should refer to Module 5: Search results presentation for more information on this topic.